Slide 13. HIV Research Network (HIVRN) and Medication Safety.

Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care

On July 13, 2012, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 13. HIV Research Network (HIVRN) and Medication Safety.

The HIVRN is comprised of 19 HIV providers that treated 27,737 patients (adult and pediatric) in 2010.

  • The HIVRN has identified specific methods and approaches by which sites have reduced medication errors.
  • For example, after receipt of the 2005 data the HIVRN alerted sites as to those patients who were on the non-preferred combination of truvada and unboosted atazanavir. Site PIs notified providers caring for these patients.
  • These interventions resulted in a sizable reduction in the proportion of patients on the non-preferred regimen. (34 percent reduction between 2005 and 2007).


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Internet Citation: Slide 13. HIV Research Network (HIVRN) and Medication Safety.: Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/brady/brady0712sl13.html