Longitudinal prospective study: Analyse the extend of medication error
Priya Verma and Kirti Chitambare
Medication error are one of the most frequently occurring types of adverse events in hospitalized patients and potentially more harmful in children than in adults. A prospective study was carried out to identify the incidence and types of medication error in selected hospital, Indore. 16355 medication records of patients, admitted in selected hospital, Indore were evaluated. Prospective study aimed to evaluate the compliance, completion & accuracy of medication audit checklist in case files of patients admitted in selected accredited hospital of Indore City. Data was collected by examining patient’s medication record, their feedback and observation of medication administration practice of their concerning nurses through medication prescription, transcription and administration checklist as per the NABH norms. Data reveals Prescription faults and errors (62.3%) are more common in comparison to transcription (25.9%), administration (11.8%) & preservation of drugs (0%) related to medication errors. Prescription errors all the parameters ranged above 60% that indicates more corrective steps and strategies has to be adopted for reducing the risk related to wrong processing of medication. Data was analysed with descriptive statistics that is frequency and percentage.