Annemarie Hellebek, Danish Society for Patient Safety
|Originally developed by:||National IT|
|Country of origin:||Denmark|
|Year of development:||2012|
|Last updated:||No information available|
|Next update:||No information available|
|Available in the following languages:||Danish – with an English description|
|Reason for not fulfilling the requirements:||Not available in English
Database not available
Type of tool: other (database)
The medication record is a new public database with updated medication information which can be shared among doctors in primary care and secondary care.
Doctors, pharmacists, nurses
Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)
All care settings
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
It is currently used in Denmark.
Needed resources (financial, material, human)
It was developed over several years.
Needed time for implementation
Probably one year
Strengths and limitations
Requires that health care professionals update the database at all transitions;
requires that prescription data is stored electronically.