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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-05-22T18:49:10-0400
Hypothesis: Medication Review with follow-up can improve clinical, health related quality of life and economic outcomes. To prove this hypothesis a cluster randomized controlled trial will...
RATIONALE: Several examples in the literature describe the types of medication management issues uncovered during the course of home-based medication reviews. For example, the investigato...
TRANSAFE Rx is a 12-month, parallel two-arm, 1:1 randomized controlled clinical trial, involving 136 participants (68 in each arm) measuring the clinical and economic effectiveness of a ph...
In this trial, the feasibility of cooperation between clinical pharmacists and physicians by conducting a telephone follow-up conversation between the hospital geriatrician, the general pr...
Background It is well known that the transfer of a patient from hospital to the general practitioner is related with mistakes in the medication of the patient. A report from 2006 measure ...
Discharge medication counselling has produced improved quality of care and health outcomes, especially by reducing medication errors and readmission rates, and improving medication adherence. However,...
Pharmaceutical care activities at hospital admission have a significant impact on patient safety. The objective of this study was to identify predictive factors for clinically significant pharmacist i...
Adverse drug events cause or contribute to one in nine emergency department presentations in North America, and are often misdiagnosed. Emergency departments have insufficient clinical pharmacists to ...
Medication errors substantially threaten patient safety, and their prevention requires clinical vigilance. We present a case of taking the wrong drug due to a dispensing error by pharmacists involving...
Background Adverse drug events from preventable medication errors can result in patient morbidity and mortality, and in cost to the healthcare system. Medication reconciliation can improve communicati...
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Amounts charged to the patient or third-party payer for medication. It includes the pharmacist's professional fee and cost of ingredients, containers, etc.
A formal process of examination of patient care or research proposals for conformity with ethical standards. The review is usually conducted by an organized clinical or research ethics committee (CLINICAL ETHICS COMMITTEES or RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEES), sometimes by a subset of such a committee, an ad hoc group, or an individual ethicist (ETHICISTS).
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.