ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION OF CLINICAL PHARMACISTS’ INTERVENTIONS IN IRAQI HOSPITALS – A FOCUS ON PATIENT SAFETY
Haidar Kadhim Al-Jawadi*, Ghadah Waleed Al-Kamil and Esraa Awad Hussein
Clinical pharmacy in Iraq started in the mid-eighties of the last century. Clinical pharmacists undertake a wide variety of activities which have a high impact on the rational use of drugs and hence increase the standards of patient safety. Documentation of these activities was essential in decision making regarding job description in different stages of application of clinical pharmacy services in health care settings. This was a descriptive study to review the electronic documentation of clinical pharmacist interventions during their daily work in Iraqi hospitals in years 2019-2020-2021. Results of this study showed the high difference between the manual and electronic documentation, in precision and simplicity of analysis, hence decision making would be more easy and patient safety would be higher.
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