Prevention is one solution that can help to alleviate the growing problems caused by medicine shortages for patients all over Europe. The second webinar of the series, “Zooming in on Solutions,” hosted by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) on 27 October 2020, will look at two types of prevention strategies.
For healthcare institutions, it is important to assess the critical need for a medicine when there are shortages as well as the medicine’s ability to continue to provide patient care. With the help of so-called ‘prospective risk assessments,’ healthcare institutions can better predict emerging risks from shortages and prevent them from occurring.
However, despite the potential of prospective risk assessments, their uptake is slow, in particular since data, knowledge and skills on how to apply risk assessments in everyday practice are lacking. Another type of prevention strategy—prevention and response plans—has been pioneered by France since 2016. This tool targets in particular producers and encourages them to establish shortage management plans. This webinar will explore the potential of both prevention & response plans and prospective risk assessments.
More information about the Zoom in Solutions virtual Event Series: https://accesstomedicine.eu/zoom-in-on-solutions-virtual-event-series/