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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 163-166

Evaluation of changes in the types of drugs administered by various treatment services in Emergency Department

1 Emergency Medicine Management Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Trauma and injury research centre, Iran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Research and Development Center of Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahdi Rezai
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Management Research Center, Iran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran; Firoozgar Hospital, Behafarin St., Karimkhan St., Valiasr Sq., Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2221-6189.241018

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Objective: To determine the amount and type of changes in the Emergency Department, in order to hasten treatment and disposition process of patients in the Emergency Department to expedite by eliminating or minimizing such changes that decreases the cost of treatment and drug resistance Methods: In this study, 1 005 patients’ file admitted to emergency department of Rasool Akram Hospital were reviewed to see at least two different health services or two shifts of one service with written orders. Results: In total, the rate of drug changes studied cases was obtained as 5.47%. The largest pharmaceutical group in which the changes were developed was antibiotic (2.8% from all cases and 50% of total drug changes). Among the various health services, the internal service had imposed the most changes (67.3% of total drug changes). Conclusions: Considering that after the removal of trauma patients, the frequency of drug changes had been 11.47%, then it should be noted that the frequency was high and it was not desirable. The greatest change has been operated by internal services due to the fact that most treatments in this department was carried out by drugs.

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