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26 / 12 / 2023

 


Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital

Mousa Mohammed Hassan Tawhari, Abdulmajeed Qasem M. Mahlawi, Sawsan Nasser A. Althrwi, Mohammed Abdullah Noshily, Mohammed Abdu Tawhari, Hanan A. Bakri.


Abstract
Background: Whether an adverse drug event (ADE) occurred or not, medication errors (MEs) are thought to be a barrier that prevents patients from administering the right dose of treatments at the proper time at any point in the process of taking treatments. It was found that medication errors caused about 7,000 patient deaths, and these errors accounted for 30% of all issues in hospitals. This study aimed at assessing the incidents of medication errors at a tertiary care center of King Fahd Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from January 2015 to December 2015 of patients' residents at a bed tertiary care hospital. The hospital's medication safety reporting program was used by healthcare professionals to report many types of safety incidents, including MEs. Data were analyzed using SPSS, version 20. A P value < 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The study included 491 patients; their ages ranged between < 20 to >60 years old, and 53.2% were females. The most identified drug-related problems (DRPs) were single (73.1%), and 12.2% of DRPs were multiple. The most common DRP types were improper dosage (38.9%) and wrong frequency (35.3%), followed by wrong drug (9.3%) or omission error (8.8%). The gender of patients was the only significant factor associated with medication error incidence. The type of DRP was the significant factor affecting the multiplicity of DRP.
Conclusion: The present study demonstrated a high prevalence of drug-related problems in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. More training and knowledge in prescribing and administering drugs should be provided to healthcare professionals.

Key words: Medication Error, drug related problems, prevalence, factors.


 
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Tawhari MMH, Mahlawi AQM, Althrwi SNA, Noshily MA, Tawhari MA, Bakri HA. Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186


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Tawhari MMH, Mahlawi AQM, Althrwi SNA, Noshily MA, Tawhari MA, Bakri HA. Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=135169 [Access: March 26, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186


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Tawhari MMH, Mahlawi AQM, Althrwi SNA, Noshily MA, Tawhari MA, Bakri HA. Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



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Tawhari MMH, Mahlawi AQM, Althrwi SNA, Noshily MA, Tawhari MA, Bakri HA. Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. IJMDC. (2024), [cited March 26, 2024]; 8(1): 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



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Tawhari, M. M. H., Mahlawi, . A. Q. M., Althrwi, . S. N. A., Noshily, . M. A., Tawhari, . M. A. & Bakri, . H. A. (2024) Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. IJMDC, 8 (1), 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



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Tawhari, Mousa Mohammed Hassan, Abdulmajeed Qasem M. Mahlawi, Sawsan Nasser A. Althrwi, Mohammed Abdullah Noshily, Mohammed Abdu Tawhari, and Hanan A. Bakri. 2024. Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



Chicago Style

Tawhari, Mousa Mohammed Hassan, Abdulmajeed Qasem M. Mahlawi, Sawsan Nasser A. Althrwi, Mohammed Abdullah Noshily, Mohammed Abdu Tawhari, and Hanan A. Bakri. "Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tawhari, Mousa Mohammed Hassan, Abdulmajeed Qasem M. Mahlawi, Sawsan Nasser A. Althrwi, Mohammed Abdullah Noshily, Mohammed Abdu Tawhari, and Hanan A. Bakri. "Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.1 (2024), 007-013. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tawhari, M. M. H., Mahlawi, . A. Q. M., Althrwi, . S. N. A., Noshily, . M. A., Tawhari, . M. A. & Bakri, . H. A. (2024) Evaluation of Medication Error Incident Reports at a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 007-013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1672387186





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