Evaluation of the Impact of the Presence of a Pharmacy Technician on the Quality and Cost of Drug Therapy

2015-11-26 23:02:25 | BioPortfolio


The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician in a care unit (Hepato-Gastroenterology Department) on detected medication errors.

This is a before-after study consisting of three sequential phases:

Month 1: one month of observation of what is happening in the department Month 2: one month wash out period Month 3: active participation of a pharmacy technician in the department


The secondary objectives of this study are:

A- To assess the impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician on the ratio of the number of patients with at least one medication error / number of included patients hospitalized in the service.

B- To characterize detected medication errors.

C- To identify and evaluate the potential causes of medication errors.

D- To evaluate whether the presence of a pharmacy technician reduces nursing time spent on medication management.

E- To evaluate the economic impact of the presence of a pharmacy technician.

F- To evaluate the acceptability of the intervention by the nursing staff and pharmacy technicians using questionnaires.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




One month of department-wide observation, Pharm Tech participates in department


CHRU de Nîmes - Hôpital Universitaire Carémeau
Nîmes Cedex 09


Not yet recruiting


Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nīmes

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-11-26T23:02:25-0500

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