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Title: Role of pharmacists in clinical risk management
Keywords: drug related problems, adverse drug reactions, quantitative, scoring system, cost-effective, pharmacist
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2007
Citation: KOH YI LING, YVONNE (2007-03-27). Role of pharmacists in clinical risk management. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The focus of this thesis is on detecting and quantifying drug related risks faced by in-patients in Singapore, followed by assessing and managing these risks from the perspective of a pharmacist. This thesis found that drug related problems detected in in-patients were mainly avoidable. It was also found that the presence of regular pharmacista??s participation in a physician-pharmacist review team served to reap clinical and economical benefits for in-patients. Furthermore, it was studied and determined that it would be cost-effective for hospital administrators to implement such pharmaceutical care services as permanent features in the hospitals. In this thesis, a novel combined adverse drug reaction (ADR) causality and severity scoring system was developed. This quantitative scoring system could be utilized to facilitate signal generation of general drugs or for targeted drugs, and also provide pharmacists, clinicians and drug regulators with a handy tool to assign appropriate drug alerts to suspected ADRs.
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