A study to gauge the awareness about look-alike & sound-alike (lasa) drugs among hospital and industrial pharmacists in a developing country
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
- Type: Presentation
- By: AHSAN, Salwa (Inst. of Business Management, Health and Hospital Management, Karachi, Pakistan)
INTRODUCTION: Medication names that look similar or sound similar could result in failure to identify drugs and are a potential source of medication errors in health care systems. Out of total medication errors reported in U.S., LASA medication errors contribute about 12-25%. OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in awareness level of pharmacists.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.