Definitions of Terms

This glossary provides definitions for a minimum number of terms that are considered essential to the discussion of Medication Incidents in the context of a Canadian medication incident reporting and prevention system today. Revisiting the selected definitions will be required periodically to align with national and international patient safety initiatives as they develop.

1Collaborating parties for the development and implementation of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS) are: Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information and Health Canada.