Barriers to the use of patient safety information sources by community pharmacies.


Saint Francis Xavier University, 5005 Chapel Square, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]


When patient safety information is communicated across a regulatory jurisdiction or country, the potential to enhance the safety of community pharmacy practice is significant. While there currently exists a number of sources for patient safety information (e.g., websites, safety bulletins, online tools), knowledge of the barriers that may inhibit the use of such information sources within community pharmacies is limited.


Community pharmacy,Continuous quality improvement (CQI),Error reporting,Qualitative research,Quality related events (QREs),