Analysis of Electronic Prescribing Errors and Impact on Patient Care: Would a Collaborative Practice Agreement be Beneficial?

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Title:
Analysis of Electronic Prescribing Errors and Impact on Patient Care: Would a Collaborative Practice Agreement be Beneficial?
Author:
Smith, Charity; Swartzfager, Theresa; Lugo, LeAnna; Herrier, Richard
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: Analyze electronic prescription errors made by a community health center. Determine the time it takes to correct electronic prescription errors in a community pharmacy. Ascertain whether or not a collaborative practice agreement would be beneficial. Methods: The store computer system was used to generate a report of all prescriptions received at a community pharmacy from a community health center during a 6-month period. Using an Excel sheet, one author kept track of how many electronic prescriptions were received, the number and type of errors, and the time it took to get an error corrected. Results: There were 1896 electronic prescriptions sent from a community health center to a community pharmacy; 61 contained an error (3.24%). On average, it took the doctor’s office 111.7 hours to call back and clarify the mistake. Conclusions: There was not a significant amount of prescribing errors that occurred during the data collection period. However, the time it took for the doctor’s office to call back was significant and translates to patients not being able to get their medications on time.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract
Keywords:
Patient Care; Collaborative; Practice Agreement; Electronic Prescribing Errors
Advisor:
Herrier, Richard

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorHerrier, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Charityen
dc.contributor.authorSwartzfager, Theresaen
dc.contributor.authorLugo, LeAnnaen
dc.contributor.authorHerrier, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T22:04:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T22:04:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614006-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Analyze electronic prescription errors made by a community health center. Determine the time it takes to correct electronic prescription errors in a community pharmacy. Ascertain whether or not a collaborative practice agreement would be beneficial. Methods: The store computer system was used to generate a report of all prescriptions received at a community pharmacy from a community health center during a 6-month period. Using an Excel sheet, one author kept track of how many electronic prescriptions were received, the number and type of errors, and the time it took to get an error corrected. Results: There were 1896 electronic prescriptions sent from a community health center to a community pharmacy; 61 contained an error (3.24%). On average, it took the doctor’s office 111.7 hours to call back and clarify the mistake. Conclusions: There was not a significant amount of prescribing errors that occurred during the data collection period. However, the time it took for the doctor’s office to call back was significant and translates to patients not being able to get their medications on time.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectCollaborativeen
dc.subjectPractice Agreementen
dc.subjectElectronic Prescribing Errorsen
dc.titleAnalysis of Electronic Prescribing Errors and Impact on Patient Care: Would a Collaborative Practice Agreement be Beneficial?en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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