Source: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 23/5 pp. 327-332
Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The potential harm from omitted and delayed medicines for hospital inpatients was highlighted by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). This study aimed to assess the impact on omitted doses when medicine administration was supported by pharmacy assistants (PAs). The authors concluded that PA-supported medication rounds can significantly reduce the rate of omitted doses. This study provides evidence for a potential solution to the problem of omitted doses for hospital inpatients.
Length of Publication: 7 pages
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