Drug-related problems in prescriptions – detection and prevention by community pharmacists

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: RISLA, Rafaideen (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences)
  • Co-author(s): Rafaideen Risla: B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Tharmalingam Sharma Jegath Janani: B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    L. Guruge Thushani Shanika: B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Nithushi Rajitha Samaranayake : B.Pharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Drug Related Problems (DRPs) in prescriptions can harm patients.

    Methods

    In a selected community pharmacy in Sri Lanka, one researcher reviewed for DRPs in randomly selected prescriptions (N=200), while another directly observed the proportion of DRPs identified by community pharmacists in the same set of prescriptions. Actions taken by

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