Observational analysis of medication related errors by clinical pharmacists in a South Indian hospital
International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Present work was done to evaluate the occurrence of medication errors in general ward of institute of medical sciences to assess the role of clinical pharmacist in error management. The study was conducted for 9 months and Data was acquired from inpatients of general medicine dept by using standard case report form through direct patient interview. The collected data was to identify medication errors by using drug information tools such as , drug interaction checker and reputed journals and
... ed journals and statistical interpretations were done. 400 prescriptions were and in that 300 prescriptions were presented with medication errors. 202 were found to be Prescribing errors, 111 Administration errors,45 were dispensing errors, Monitoring errors were 123. Interaction errors (81.18%), prescription in small letters (34.65%), wrong frequency of administration error (32.43%) and wrong time administration of medicine (85.58%), Dispensing wrong quantity of drug (95.5%) were the major medication errors that were observed. Medication errors have been occurring frequently in the general medicine department out of which prescribing errors were more common. Clinical Pharmacist could act as an medical staff by performing consciousness and teaching to medical professionals and by maintaining positive collaboration with other health care providers for patients.