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To Ensure Patient Safety in Bhaktivedanta Hospital and Research Institute by Rational Prescription Audit

Deepak Mali, Narendra Pande, Sivaprasad Gourabathini, Vijaykumar Gawali, Ila Gosh, Prafulla Samant

Objective: The Consistent daily Prescription Audit activity along with its corrective and preventive actions by clinical pharmacist in clinical areas and its regular monitoring, has been beneficial to all patient Health-care. Method: During a 5-month period, a clinical pharmacist was assigned to review medication order sheets and drug orders on daily basis at all wards as on random basis. When an error was detected, intervention was made at the time of audit and error was informed to respective department head, medical admin and nursing incharge for further training to respective staff. Results: Prescription error declined from 15.60% to 5.98%, administration error declined from 5.33% to 2.67% and dispensing error declined from 0.12% to 0.00% Respectively. Conclusion: Daily prescription audit helps in early detection of prescription errors, administration error and dispensing error, therefore there is continuous improvement in prescribing, administration and dispensing pattern of medicine and it helps to improve patient safety during the treatment.

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