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Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi Dergisi

2017, Cilt 24, Sayı 3

Prescribers adherence to the basic principles of prescription order writing in shashemene referral hospital and malka oda district hospital

Diriba Gemeda, Yarlagadda Raghavendra, Messay Wolde-Mariam

Jimma University, Institute of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Jimma, Ethiopia 

Abstract

Background: Prescription writing is a science and an art, as it conveys the message from the prescriber to the patient. Prescribing an inappropriate drug is a global problem.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the adherence of prescribers towards the basic principles of prescription order writing.

Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from February 18 - 22, 2013 to assess the prescriber adherence to basic principle of prescription in Shashemene Referral Hospital (SRH) & Malka Oda District Hospital (MODH) pharmacies on one-year prescriptions.

Results: A Total of 384 prescriptions were analyzed of which 234 &150 prescriptions were collected from MODH & SRH pharmacies respectively. The main findings were, name of the patients and sex was mentioned in 100% & nearly 98% of the prescriptions in both hospital pharmacies. Some prescriptions were found with missing date and legible handwriting which accounted 58.12%, 10% (MODH) & 59.17%, 10% (SRH). However, similar results were obtained for illegible handwriting (10%) in both hospital pharmacies. The most frequently missed drug information by prescribers was the dosage form which accounted 63.25% & 56.67% for MODH & SRH respectively.

Conclusion: The results showed that there was relatively poor adherence of prescribers following the basic principles of prescription order writing in both hospital pharmacies. However, the results of SRH were better than MODH. There might be a need for continuing education of prescribers and adoption of best methods to improve the quality of prescription order writing and promote the rational use of drugs.

 

Keywords: Prescribers; Adherence; Prescription Order Writing; Hospital Pharmacies; Ethiopia.

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