Search for dissertations about: "prescription errors"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words prescription errors.

  1. 1. Effects of Clinical Pharmacists' Interventions : on Drug-Related Hospitalisation and Appropriateness of Prescribing in Elderly Patients

    Author : Ulrika Gillespie; Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes; Claes Mörlin; Håkan Melhus; Steven Kayser; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Drug-related problems; medication review; appropriateness of prescribing; quality of prescribing; hospitalisation; pharmacist; clinical pharmacy; inter-professional relationships; collaboration; medication error; medication reconciliation; multidose-dispensed medications; prescription errors; transition of care; Pharmaceutical Science; Farmaceutisk vetenskap;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate clinical pharmacist interventions with the focus on methods aiming to improve the quality of drug therapy and increase patient safety. Adverse drug events caused by medication errors, suboptimal dosages and inappropriate prescribing are common causes of drug-related morbidity and mortality. READ MORE

  2. 2. Safety of Medication in Paediatrics

    Author : Kristina Star; Karin Nordin; I Ralph Edwards; Richard Irvin Cook; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : paediatrics; adverse drug reaction; drug-related problem; medication error; patient safety; individual case safety reports; pharmacovigilance; medication; nurses; health care personnel; dosage form; NSAID; dosing; prescription; antipsychotic medicines; postmarketing surveillance; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Background: In paediatrics, the limited documentation to guide medication, the lack of suitable dosage forms, and the continuous development in childhood present a scenario where safety of medication is a particular challenge.Aim: To explore reported adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and the challenges in prescribing and administering medicines in paediatrics, in order to identify and suggest areas needing international surveillance within medication safety and improvement in the clinical setting. READ MORE

  3. 3. Failure-Free Pharmacies? : An Exploration of Dispensing Errors and Safety Culture in Swedish Community Pharmacies

    Author : Annika Nordén-Hägg; Åsa Kettis-Lindblad; Sofia Kälvemark-Sporrong; Peter Noyce; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : pharmacy; quality; dispensing errors; safety culture; safety climate; Sweden;

    Abstract : Quality in pharmacies includes aspects such as error management and safety issues. The objective of this thesis was to explore these aspects of quality in Swedish community phar-macies. The specific aims were to compare a paper-based and a web-based reporting system for dispensing errors, regarding reporting behaviour and data quality. READ MORE

  4. 4. Clinical pharmacy services within a multiprofessional healthcare team

    Author : Lina Hellström; Tommy Eriksson; Göran Petersson; Sven Tågerud; Peter Höglund; Åsa Bondesson; Tommy Westerlund; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Clinical pharmacy services; pharmacist; medication review; medication reconciliation; medication errors; drug-related problems; inappropriate prescribing; elderly; inpatients; patient readmissions; hospitalisation; multiprofessional; patient care team; continuity of patient care; Klinisk farmaci; farmaceut; läkemedelsgenomgång; läkemedelsavstämning; läkemedelsfel; läkemedelsrelaterade problem; olämpliga läkemedel; äldre; återinläggning; sjukhusinläggning; multiprofessionell; vårdteam; kontinuitet i vården; Biomedical Sciences; Biomedicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Background: The purpose of drug treatment is to reduce morbidity and mortality, and to improve health-related quality of life. However, there are frequent problems associated with drug treatment, especially among the elderly. READ MORE

  5. 5. Improving the Quality and Safety of Drug Use in Hospitalized Elderly : Assessing the Effects of Clinical Pharmacist Interventions and Identifying Patients at Risk of Drug-related Morbidity and Mortality

    Author : Anna Alassaad; Håkan Melhus; Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes; Johan Sundström; Claes Mörlin; Lene Juel Kjeldsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Adverse drug events; inappropriate prescribing; medication errors; polypharmacy; medication reconciliation; medication review; patient drug counseling; multi-dose dispensed drugs; risk-estimation; multiprofessional collaboration; prediction model; quality measure; rehospitalization;

    Abstract : Older people admitted to hospital are at high risk of rehospitalization and medication errors. We have demonstrated, in a randomized controlled trial, that a clinical pharmacist intervention reduces the incidence of revisits to hospital for patients aged 80 years or older admitted to an acute internal medicine ward. READ MORE