Devi O.J.,Bapuji Pharmacy College Davanagere |
Nikhitha M.K.,Bapuji Pharmacy College Davanagere |
Vinay B.C.,Bapuji Pharmacy College Davanagere |
Patel Sunil B.,Bapuji Pharmacy College Davanagere
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences | Year: 2015
The research was carried out to study the medication errors in the treatment chart of the patients who were admitted in the pediatrics and medicine units of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Davangere. A total 100 cases were collected in which 124 medication errors were identified, among 124 medication errors 51(41.12%) were drug given without indication, 19(15.32%) were drug duplication, 31(25%) were over dose, and 23(19%) were under dose. The study shows that the age group of 1 month to 5 years was having maximum number of medication errors, i.e. 44.35% in which maximum number drug given without indication was found to be 33.34%. Improper dose includes over dose 80.64% and under dose, 69.56% were identified more in the pediatric unit than medicine unit. 63.16% of drug duplication were found in medicine unit than in pediatric unit which was 36.84%.