Canadian Patient Safety Week #asklistentalk runs October 29 to November 2, 2018. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute invites all Canadians – the public, providers and leaders – to become involved in making patient safety a priority. Register for updates and information HERE.

This year we are focusing on Medication Safety, with the goal of reducing medication errors across Canada. Our theme is Not All Meds Get Along, prompting patients and healthcare professionals to seek medication reviews for at-risk populations.

The medication crisis:

  • An estimated 37% of seniors in nine provinces received a prescription for a drug that should not be taken by this population.
  • 2 out of 3 Canadians (66%) over the age of 65 take at least 5 different prescription medications – while 27% take at least 10 different prescription medications.
  • In 2016, 1 in 143 Canadian seniors were hospitalized due to harmful effects of their medication.

Sign up HERE to find out how you can help during Canadian Patient Safety Week, October 29 – November 2!

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