Earlier this year a UK study estimated more than 230 million medication errors a year took place in the NHS and on average 712 deaths a year were linked to adverse drug reactions.*
Globally, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion USD annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) has set a Patient Safety Challenge aiming to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally in the next 5 years.
The FDB Solution:
FDB (First Databank) delivers market-leading medicines management solutions in the UK. Our prescribing decision support solutions drive medicines optimisation in primary care and help to reduce medication errors across a wide-range of healthcare settings.
- FDB OptimiseRx, the medicines optimisation solution for primary care, enabled the NHS to save more than £44.53 million in 2017 and has proven benefits supporting appropriate antibiotic prescribing.
- FDB Multilex, the drug knowledge database deployed across a range of healthcare settings, has helped a Global Digital Exemplar Trust to reduce adverse medication reactions, resulting in savings of at least 2,500 bed days per year, equivalent to almost £1 million of savings.
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