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Hospital pharmacy practice and medication errors in Brazil
  1. Bruna Gabriela Rocha1,
  2. Mariana Linhares Pereira1,
  3. André Oliveira Baldoni1,
  4. Lorena Ayres Rocha2,
  5. Jonathan Penm3,4,
  6. Rebekah Moles3,4,
  7. Cristina Sanches1
  1. 1Federal University of São João del-Rei, Divinópolis, Brazil
  2. 2Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil
  3. 3Executive Member, Hospital Pharmacy Section, International Pharmaceutical Federation, The Hague, The Netherlands
  4. 4The University of Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Bruna Gabriela Rocha, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Divinópolis MG - CEP 35.501-296, Brazil; brunagabrielarocha{at}


Purpose To analyse conformity with the Basel statements focused on patient safety by Brazilian hospital pharmacies.

Methods A web-based cross-sectional study was performed, with data collected from an electronic survey based on the Basel statements, answered by pharmacists from hospitals in all areas of the country.

Results Pharmacists from 111 hospitals from all areas of Brazil participated. It was found that the Brazilian hospital pharmacist performs several services without meeting the minimum requirements to guarantee patient safety in this environment.

Conclusion Much still needs to be done to meet international standards, from training to supervision of services.

  • Hospital Pharmacy service
  • Patient safety
  • Medication errors
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