Medication Errors at the Outpatient Pharmacy in Aseer Region Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Khaled M. Alakhali, M and Shaik M. A Ansari, M and Sirajudeen S. Alavudeen, S and Noohu A. Khan, A (2014) Medication Errors at the Outpatient Pharmacy in Aseer Region Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 16 (2). pp. 144-146. ISSN 1139-7357

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Abstract

Background: There is paucity of data about medication errors in the Aseer region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, hence this study was conducted to detect the medication errors in the difference stages of medication use process such as prescribing, transcription, dispensing and administration. Method: It was a retrospective study reviewing all the prescription for two month. Results: 10.00% of prescribing errors (n=185), 0.37% (n=7) of dispensing errors, 0.48% (n=9) of administration errors were detected for the total 1850 opportunities for errors registered. No transcription errors were observed. Conclusion: Use of information technology systems may be versatile strategy to prevent medication errors and improve patient safety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Public Health
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: KHALED ALAKHALI
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 09:19
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/720

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