Assessment of the effectiveness of an interventional pharmacy service in reducing medication errors in a hospital setting.
Medication errors continue to pose a significant challenge in healthcare settings, compromising patient safety and leading to adverse outcomes. The implementation of interventional pharmacy services has been recognized as a potential solution to mitigate medication errors. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of an interventional pharmacy service in reducing medication errors in a hospital setting. The study employed a pre- and post-intervention design, with data collected over a six-month period. The intervention included pharmacist-led medication reconciliation, medication counseling, and active surveillance of medication orders. The primary outcome measure was the reduction in medication errors, assessed through incident reports and direct observation. Secondary outcome measures included the impact on patient outcomes, healthcare costs, and healthcare provider satisfaction. The findings of this study have significant implications for improving patient safety and optimizing medication management in hospital settings.