Medical occurrence report
A medication occurrence is defined as an event that results from a breach of one of the five Rs, namely right individual, right medication, right time, right dose, and right route. There are five types of reportable occurrences – the five wrongs are listed on the reporting form: wrong individual, wrong medication wrong time, wrong dose and wrong route.
Requirements for Reporting
• A Medical occurrence report must be filed on any reportable medication occurrence. Those occurrences that are followed by a medical intervention, illness, injury or death are reportable directly to DPH via telephone or fax within 24-hours of the occurrence. Copies of all MORs must be entered into HCSIS within 7-days.
• While service providers are no longer required to collect and collate reportable medication occurrence data and forward the data to DDS, it is strongly recommended that internal reporting procedures remain in place to identify and address problem areas, thereby maintaining appropriate care and quality assurance standards.
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