Preventing medication errors in patients with low kidney function.
Patients with low kidney function need to take certain medications at a lower dose because their kidneys cannot filter the medication as well from the body. Taking medications at a high dose may be harmful to a patient and lead sometimes to death. The aim of my research is to help reduce medication errors in patients with low kidney function. I will do this by conducting several large studies to determine optimal medication dosing for patients with low kidney function. I will also do preparatory research to launch an educational intervention designed to help family doctors reduce the rate of medication errors in patients with low kidney function. Our research will provide high-quality results that will contribute to improving the management of patients with chronic kidney disease in Ontario and Canada which are currently on the rise.