Esther Duran-Garcia

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OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of pharmacist intervention in reducing prescribing errors in paediatrics, and to analyse the clinical significance and reasons behind the errors detected. METHODS Cross-sectional epidemiological study analysing the activities of the paediatric pharmacist in a maternity and children's hospital with 180 paediatric beds,(More)
Medication reconciliation errors occur across transitions in patient care. Of all medication errors in a hospital, 25 % in hospitalised patients are caused by a failure to reconcile new prescriptions with ongoing home treatments. These errors are more common at discharge, but the critical moment for detecting and resolving them is at the time of admission.(More)
To assess the main differences in clinical significance of the prescribing errors intercepted by clinical pharmacists in paediatrics and obstetrics and the reasons for these prescribing errors, as well as the differences in pharmacists’ activity indicators. The was a cross-sectional epidemiological study analysing the activities of paediatric pharmacists in(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency of medication administration errors and their potential risk factors in units using a computerized prescription order entry program and profiled automated dispensing cabinets. DESIGN Prospective observational study conducted within two clinical units of the Gastroenterology Department in a 1537-bed tertiary teaching(More)
The aim of this article is to describe the methods used to develop the medication reconciliation programme implemented in a tertiary care hospital, and to discuss the main problems encountered and lessons learned during the process. A quasi-experimental study was carried out, analysing discrepancies between routine medication and drugs prescribed in the(More)
Aim of the review To review the literature on the structure and operation of hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees from an international point of view and examine the factors that influence decision-making of these committees. Method We performed a literature search in the Medline and Embase databases from 1997 to January 2009 with the search terms:(More)
Objective Define the structure and working procedures of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees (P&T Committees) in Spanish hospitals. Setting Hospitals over 75 beds located in all regions of the Spanish State. Method A cross-sectional descriptive study based on the completion of a questionnaire that consisted of 138 questions. The participants were(More)
We appreciate the comments to our paper [1] and agree with most of the considerations, especially those related to the role of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees (PTC) in regulating the ‘‘off-label’’ use of drugs in hospitals. As indicated by the authors, there is an important variability on the quality of data that support the ‘‘off-label’’ use of drugs.(More)
Medication reconciliation is priority in safety. Between 54% and 67% of hospitalized patients have at least one unintended discrepancies (UDs) between pharmacological treatment of a hospital inpatient and treatment that they were previously taking at home. Quasi-experimental pre-post study performed. The objective is to assess the impact of an intervention(More)
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