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Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month: Results and Future Direction
 

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Purpose of the Call: ...

Purpose of the Call:
•Review the results of the Canadian MedRec Audit Month
•Discuss lessons learned from the audit month – strengths and areas for improvement
•Suggest future value of audits and audit tools for your organization
•Gather ideas about how to improve the quality of MedRec at admission

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    Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month: Results and Future Direction Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month: Results and Future Direction Presentation Transcript

    • Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month: Results and Future Direction Marg Colquhoun, Virginia Flintoft and Alex Titeu December 2013 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Where to find our webinars… www.ismp-canada.org/medrec See “Education and Training” http://www.saferhealthcare now.ca/EN/events/National Calls/Pages/default.aspx www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Outline • • • • Background Audit Month results Interactive discussion Accessing your results in the Patient Safety Metrics System www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Background MedRec Quality Audit Tool • Launched in June 2013 • Collects data on the quality completion of admission MedRec in acute and long term care settings • Completed through chart audit post-completion of admission MedRec processes • Organization specific tools are generated through Patient Safety Metrics System (PSMS) • Completed tools are faxed, and data is presented in PSMS www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Background Canadian MedRec Quality Audit Month • Across Canada, there are ongoing challenges related to the effective and reliable completion of MedRec processes. • Measurement of MedRec processes can help to identify areas of excellence and areas for improvements MedRec Quality Audit Month – October 2013 5 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Background Audit Month Methodology • Call to action national call/webinar on October 1st, 2013. • Sites registered to participate – Central Measurement Team (CMT) facilitated the creation of audit/data collection forms • MedRec Audit Month Workbook published • Sites submitted data to the Patient Metrics System throughout the month of October – CMT corrected any data submission error reports and resubmitted • Preliminary results (e.g. numbers of participating sites) were presented October 30th, during Canada’s Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 6 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Audit Month Results www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Audit Month Results • Audit participation • Results by column • Calculated results • Relationships between variables 8 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Audit “Participants” Sites = 103 Patient/Resident Charts = 2,340 9 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • “Participants” by Province/Territory 103 sites 2,340 patients Number of Patients Provinces/Territories 10 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • “Participants” by Sector 2,340 patients 103 sites 15% N=348 23% N=24 LTC LTC Acute Care Acute Care 85% N=1,992 11 77% N=79 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • • Audit participation • Results by column • Calculated results • Relationships between variables 12 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • A. ‘Admission via’ N=2,298 57% 50% 14 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • B. ‘Med Rec Performed’ N = 2,328 95% 75% 16 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Literature suggests….. • A review of published articles found that 10-67% of patients had at least 1 prescription medication history error – when non-prescription medications were included the frequency of errors was 25-83% • Authors suggest: “should be a comprehensive medication history that includes an interview, inspection of medication vials or lists, or both and contact with community pharmacies, or family physicians.” CMAJ, 2005 http://www.cmaj.ca/content/173/5/510.full.pdf+html www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • C. ‘BPMH -greater than one source’ N=2,040 74% 60% 19 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Literature suggests… • 66% of Canadians have sometimes used non-prescription medication in the past six months. • 57% sometimes took vitamins and minerals, while 34% sometimes took herbal and natural products. 2004 Survey of Canadians’ Use of OTC Medications http://www.bemedwise.ca/english/usagesurvey.html • Adherence- “the extent to which a person’s behavior [in] taking medication…corresponds with agreed recommendations from a health care provider” (World Health Organization, 2003). • 12% of patients don’t fill their prescription at all. • 12% of patients don’t take medication at all after they fill the prescription. • 22% of patients take less of the medication than is prescribed on the label. Adult Meducation http://www.adultmeducation.com/OverviewofMedicationAdherence_2.html www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • D.‘Med Use Verified by Pt/Caregiver’ N=2,044 63% 57% 22 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • E.‘Each med w/ name dose, route, etc.’ N=1982 77% 92% 25 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Literature suggests…. • Medication discrepancy was defined as a difference between the medication use history (BPMH) and the admission medication orders. • In the sample of patients admitted to general medicine unit: – 54% of patients had at least one unintentional discrepancy identified (most common type was omission of a regularly used medication) – 38% of these discrepancies were judged to have the potential to cause moderate to severe discomfort or clinical deterioration www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • F.‘Meds on BPMH+Admin Order’ N=2,006 87% 73% 28 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • G.‘Prescriber documented rationale’ N=1,946 84% 64% 30 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Audit Month Results • Audit participation • Results by column • Calculated results • Relationships between variable 31 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • To calculate a MedRec Quality Score, each “Yes” (or “Unable to Perform”) is assigned 1 point for each of the highlighted columns 32 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Percentage of Patients by Score N=1,937 55% 29% 33 Scores www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Audit Month Results • Audit participation • Results by column • Calculated results • Relationships between variables 34 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • % Med Rec Performed by Score 55% 29% 7% 36 0% www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Compliance w/ 1st 3 elements by “Admit via” 38 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Results Summary Comments • Because this is the first audit using these criteria, we do not have historical data to compare our progress it is likely that we have collectively improved • However, audit tool results demonstrate need for ongoing and specific improvements • Many people believe they are doing MedRec but they may not be doing it well – The foundation of the process – the BPMH needs work • Validity of the BPMH –results are disappointing – It will be useful to use the scores and correlations in future audits to measure improvement www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Results Summary Comments • Need to critically evaluate admission processes to ensure quality of MedRec processes at other transitions • Sites will need to understand the need for training people to use the audit tool – materials are available to support this process 40 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Discussion www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Accessing Your Data in the Patient Safety Metrics System Virginia Flintoft & Alex Titeu 42 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Data Collection (Audit) Form 46 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
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    • Contact Patient Safety Metrics team at: metrics@saferhealthcarenow.ca Contact ISMP Canada MedRec team at: medrec@ismp-canada.org 55 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • Upcoming MedRec Webinars Jan 14, 2014 The MARQUIS Project Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper Feb 11, 2014 Engaging Patients in MedRec March 25, 2014 MedRec in Home Care 56 www.saferhealthcarenow.ca
    • On behalf of the ISMP Canada MedRec Team, CPSI and the Patient Safety Metrics Team All the best in 2014! www.saferhealthcarenow.ca