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Scription Errors and Pharmacist Intervention at Outpatient Pharmacy of Prince Zaid Bin Al Hussien Hospital (RMS), Jordan

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 11-13

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Prescribing errors are unsafe to the patients. The role of pharmacist in reducing possible harm from prescription errors have been highlighted by numerous studies. This study aimed to assess the drug related prescription error and pharmacist intervention at outpatient pharmacy of Prince Zaid bin al Hussein hospital. Method: A cross-sectional study will conduct in the outpatient Pharmacy from March 2019 to April 2019. The outpatient pharmacist will randomly select 1000 prescription and check for drug related prescription error using prescription error checklist. The pharmacist will discuss the prescription errors with Doctors. The prescriptions that will be corrected by Doctor will consider as pharmacist intervention. Descriptive statistics including Chi-square test will be used for statistical analysis using SPSS version 21. Results: Out of 1000 prescriptions 82 drug associated prescription errors were found. The commonest error was dose and dosing frequency error (40.3%), followed by repetition (30.5). The pharmacist intervention was successful in 81.7% of prescription. Conclusion: Prescription error usually happens in clinical situations and pharmacists can perform a vital role in decreasing such prescription errors. This study highlights the necessity of involvement to reduce prescription error. The inclusion of pharmacists, replacement of messy handwritten prescriptions by physician order entry and the application of drug supervision strategies are recommended to decrease drug related prescribing errors

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