Background Interventions made by clinical pharmacists have shown to reduce the frequency of drug-related problems.
Purpose To describe all Pharmaceutical Interventions performed, assessing the type, medical units involved and the pharmacotherapeutic group of the drugs.
Material and methods A retrospective observational study of the pharmaceutical interventions was performed in a tertiary care hospital with 590 beds between January 2009 and September 2014. The medical records were consulted to obtain this data.
11.985 interventions were performed during the study period in 5 major therapeutic classes: antibacterial (64.66%), gastrointestinal drugs (23.01%), blood formation and coagulation (4.64%), dietary supplements (2.79%) and hormones (2.62%).
There were 23 different types of pharmaceutical interventions, the more frequent were: 38.33% related to restricted antibiotic justification, 23.63% sequential treatment, 7.54% treatment duration, 4.04% underdosing, 2.32% therapeutic duplication.
The most frequent medical units involved were: Internal medicine (30.5%), pneumology (12.58%) and surgery (11.23%).
Conclusion This study shows the importance of Pharmaceutical interventions detecting potential drug interactions and drug-related problems in order to optimise the pharmacotherapeutic treatment. A clinical pharmacist optimises pharmacotherapy for all patients, improves treatment efficacy and safety.
References and/or Acknowledgements Dr. Cotrina
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