Exploring the prevalence of medication errors in Kuwaiti hospitals
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractObjective: Reducing medication errors in Kuwaiti government hospitals through pharmacovigilance involves the improvement of medication safety culture achieve the desired outcome. The study explored the medication management practices in Kuwaiti hospitals and made recommendations for the improvement of medication safety practices. The aim of the study was to investigate the extent of medication errors in Kuwaiti government hospitals. Methods: Medical records and systems audits, healthcare professionals’ observation study, healthcare professionals survey. Data was collected from paper records, electronic records and systems and the observation study. Data was then analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Results: The study revealed important results at all five steps of the medication process. The audit revealed nearly half of the errors identified to have occurred during the prescribing stage. Conclusion: The study revealed important results at all five steps of the medication process. The audit revealed nearly half of the errors identified to have occurred during the prescribing stage. The study highlights the need for an IT based, no-blame incident reports to be implemented and utilised in investigating adverse events and medication errors across the multiple sites in the Kuwaiti healthcare setting to guide reduction strategies and further improve standards of medication safety.
CitationSaada, M., Morrissey, H. and Ball, P. (2022) Exploring the prevalence of medication errors in Kuwaiti hospitals. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, 14(4), pp. 89-94.
PublisherInnovare Academic Sciences
JournalInternational Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Description© 2022 The Author. Published by Innovare Academic Sciences. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.22159/ijcpr.2022v14i4.2013
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/