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Report cover page​The Medication Safety Summit, co-hosted by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) on June 18, 2014, confirmed the need for a white paper to define the current landscape of medication incident reporting in Canada.

The report describes the findings and makes recommendations.  The key messages of the report are:

  • Reporting systems in Canada are collectively broad in scope but are rarely interconnected
  • Although report systems are broadly available, there are gaps in what is reported
  • Recommendations are proposed to improve the quantity and quality of incident reporting, and to improve linkages across reporting systems

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