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Title : PATTERN OF THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS MADE BY CLINICAL PHARMACIST IN A SOUTH INDIAN HOSPITAL
Authors : *Mohammed Saji S, Raslif Khan S and Siraj Sundaran
Abstract : 70% of medication errors occurring in the hospitals are preventable. The study was aimed to document, classify and examine interventions and examine reasons as to why pharmacists initiate changes in drug therapy and the outcomes of interventions, also examine the acceptability of interventions to analyze if intervention study can be a reliable learning process and to identify the areas of weakness in case of ineffective interventions. Interventions were broadly classified into Reactive interventions and Passive interventions. The study was conducted for six months. A total of 470 interventions were recorded in this study. Out of these 470 interventions, 104 were reactive interventions and 366 were passive interventions. Out of 92 outcome assessed interventions, the outcomes were beneficial in (91.30%) and had no effect in (8.70%). Active involvement of clinical pharmacists in the wards helps physicians in taking better therapeutic decisions which highlights areas where clinical pharmacists could prove their skill and knowledge to achieve better patient outcomes. <br />

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