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Frequency of Medication Errors in an Emergency Department of Prince Zaid Bin Al Hussien Hospital (RMS), Jordan

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 11-12

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Patient safety is the main concept in the healthcare provision and one of the most important stages in promotion of the safety level of patients is identifying of medication errors and their possible causes. Medical errors such as medication errors are the most predominant errors that threaten health and are a worldwide problem. Methods: A cross-sectional study will be conducted by reviewing 100 charts of patient visiting an emergency department during the period of 15th July 2019 to 15th Aug 2019, Patient characteristics (age, sex, weight, allergy,) and prescription characteristics (class, dose, frequency, duration) will be evaluated for suitability based on the Drug Information Handbook. Descriptive and analytic statistics will be applied. Results: Medication errors seen in 100 medical records. 42% and 58% of patients presented were male and female, correspondingly. Total number of prescriptions prescribed for those patients were 137 doses. The prevalence of medication errors found was 51.0 % in the ED, The greatest common errors were prescribing errors (29.1%). Conclusion: emergency department became a crowded surroundings and underneath staffed with excessive workload ended in excessive prevalence of medicine errors in emergency department.

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