Jetti Gibson

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A possible association between interruptions and distractions and the occurrence of dispensing errors was investigated. Fourteen pharmacists and 10 technicians in an ambulatory care pharmacy at a general medical-surgical hospital were tested for distractibility by using the group embedded figures test (GEFT) as well as for visual acuity and hearing. They(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of drug utilization review (DUR) letter intervention on reducing the cost of medications under Medicaid. The target drugs in this study were six antiulcer agents prescribed for Alabama Medicaid recipients. The study group consisted of 100 prescribers who received DUR intervention. A total of(More)
The relationship between the level of illumination and the prescription-dispensing error rate in a high-volume Army outpatient pharmacy was investigated. The prescription error rate was determined by direct, undisguised observation and retrospective prescription review under three levels of illumination (45, 102, and 146 foot-candles) during 21 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine total direct costs-of-illness and to study the influence of different factors affecting these costs. In addition, we examined each type of service (e.g., hospitalization, outpatient care, prescription drugs, physician encounters, and laboratory tests) for diabetic Medicaid patients to provide evidence about the relationship between(More)
The effect of decentralized pharmacy services on medication therapy was studied. The records of 200 patients at a 175-bed, nonprofit, pediatric hospital were reviewed to determine the drug therapy received agreed with the indications, contraindications, ages and dosages recommended by the official labeling. Half the patients received treatment before(More)
The quality and comprehensiveness of the FDA's National Drug Code Directory (NDCD) in magnetic tape form was evaluated. The internal quality of the tape was measured by performing cross-checks of the four record types found on the tape and by checking for the presence of "illegal" characters. The comprehensiveness of the tape was evaluated by determining(More)