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Drug-related problems : evaluation of a classification system in the daily practice of a Swiss University Hospital

Lampert, Markus L. and Kraehenbuehl, Stephan and Hug, Balthasar L.. (2008) Drug-related problems : evaluation of a classification system in the daily practice of a Swiss University Hospital. Pharmacy world & science, 30 (6). pp. 768-776.

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Abstract

To evaluate the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) classification system as a tool for documenting the impact of a hospital clinical pharmacology service.; Two medical wards comprising totally 85 beds in a university hospital.; Number of events classified with the PCNE-system, their acceptance by the medical staff and cost implications.; Clinical pharmacy review of pharmacotherapy on ward rounds and from case notes were documented, and identified drug-related problems (DRPs) were classified using the PCNE system version 5.00.; During 70 observation days 216 interventions were registered of which 213 (98.6%) could be classified: 128 (60.1%) were detected by reviewing the case notes, 33 (15.5%) on ward rounds, 32 (15.0%) by direct reporting to the clinical pharmacist (CP), and 20 (9.4%) on non-formulary prescriptions. Of 148 suggested interventions by the CP 123 (83.0%) were approved by the responsible physician, 12 ADR reports (8.1%) were submitted to the local pharmacovigilance centre and 31 (20.9%) specific information given without further need for action. An evaluation of the DRPs showed that direct drug costs of 2,058 within the study period or 10,731 per year could be avoided.; We consider the PCNE system to be a practical tool in the hospital setting, which demonstrates the values of a clinical pharmacy service in terms of identifying and reducing DRPs and also has the potential to reduce prescribing costs.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Stationäre innere Medizin (Schifferli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Stationäre innere Medizin (Schifferli)
05 Faculty of Science
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Lampert, Markus Leopold and Hug, Balthasar L.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:KNMP
ISSN:0928-1231
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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