Evaluation Of Medication Safety Challenges And Prescribing Errors Among Hospitalized Patients In A Saudi Arabian Private Hospital

Mahmoud, Mansour Adam (2016) Evaluation Of Medication Safety Challenges And Prescribing Errors Among Hospitalized Patients In A Saudi Arabian Private Hospital. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Keselamatan ubat di hospital di Arab Saudi tidak diteroka sepenuhnya. Walaupun terdapat beberapa kajian yang dijalankan tentang salah preskripsi, namun tiada usaha sepakat tentang definisi salah preskripsi. Justeru, matlamat kajian ini adalah untuk meneroka perspektif profesional penjagaan kesihatan tentang keselamatan ubat, membangun satu definisi tentang salah preskripsi serta menilai insidens salah preskripsi di hospital di Riyadh, Arab Saudi. Kajian ini dijalankan dalam tiga fasa. Fasa pertama, merupakan perbincangan meja bulat dengan profesional penjagaan kesihatan. Fasa kedua, melibatkan proses Delphi dalam kalangan pengamal penjagaan kesihatan dengan para pakar dalam bidang keselamatan ubat dan pengurusan kualiti. Fasa ketiga atau terakhir, merupakan suatu kajian retrospektif yang melibatkan semakan carta perubatan dan arahan pengambilan ubat kepada pesakit pembedahan, pesakit perubatan dan pesakit di unit rawatan rapi (ICU), di hospital swasta, di Riyadh. Medication safety in Saudi hospitals has not been explored extensively. Although few studies have investigated prescribing errors, no attempts were made to develop a consensus definition of prescribing errors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore healthcare professionals’ perspectives about medication safety, develop a definition of prescribing errors and assess the incidence of prescribing errors in a private hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted in three phases. Phase one was an exploratory round-table discussion with healthcare professionals’. The second phase involved Delphi process among healthcare practitioners’ with expertise in medication safety and quality management. The last phase was a retrospective study involving review of medical charts and medication orders of patients’ admitted to surgical, medical and intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during four month.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS1-441 Pharmacy and materia medica
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Farmasi (School of Pharmacy) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 08:52
    Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 09:59
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31553

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