Implementing an emergency department pharmacy service and its effect on medication safety
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Methods: A pre-test/post-test design captured medication-related safety markers on admission data at ward level after patients had been seen in the ED. The markers were, medication omitted, incorrect medicines prescribed and the number of incorrect doses or frequency of doses.
Key findings: All three safety markers saw reductions. Mean (SD) medications omitted were reduced from 2.19 (±3.01) to 0.48 (±1.3), incorrect medication from 0.35 (±1.11) to 0.08 (±0.36) and the number of incorrect doses or frequency of doses from 0.38 (±0.69) to 0.13 (±0.38) per patient. All differences were statistically significant (P = 0.00).
Conclusions: The service reduced medication error and the findings allowed a permanent pharmacy service to be introduced.
|Journal||International Journal of Pharmacy Practice|
|Early online date||22 Apr 2021|
|Publication status||Early online - 22 Apr 2021|
- Implementing an emergency department pharmacy service
Rights statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice following peer review. The version of record Vassiliki Sinopoulou, Paul Rutter, Gareth Price, Victoria Heald, Suhail Kaba, Jon Kwok, Implementing an emergency department pharmacy service and its effect on medication safety, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021; ahead of print, riab012, is available online at:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riab012.
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