Information sheet on safe pharmacotherapy for patients

Contact information:  

Agency for Quality in Medicine, Germany
Lena Mehrmann, [email protected]

Originally developed by: Working group consisting of doctors, pharmacists and patients representatives

supported by the German Ministry of Health

Country of origin: Germany
Year of development: 2008
Last updated: No
Next update: Presumably until the end of 2013
Available in the following languages: German
Reason for not fulfilling the requirements: Not available in English

Type of tool: tool for information of patients and relatives

Short description

The information sheet for patients lists eight points to consider for a safe pharmacotherapy. It is intended to support the patient in taking an active role in his/her treatment.

Target audience


Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)

All settings where patients are prescribed medications, are supplied with medications or take medications

Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice

The information sheet was developed at the workshop “Sichere Pillen – Sensibilisierung der Patientinnen und Patienten für die Risiken der Arzneimitteltherapie” on November 18th, 2008. It is freely available, e.g. on the website of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association ( At the moment, there is no information available regarding the use of the flyer by patients.