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dc.contributor.authorAlmazrou Dlal Abdulrahman
dc.contributor.authorAli Sheraz
dc.contributor.authorAlzhrani Jasser Ali
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-22T08:49:05Z
dc.date.available2018-02-22T08:49:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6133
dc.description.abstractThe complexity of drug therapies has increased the need to evaluate the drug information scientifically. In this regard, the aim of drug information centers (DICs) is to promote rational use of drugs in a health-care setting. DI pharmacists play a vital role in providing the necessary and reliable information on drugs to promote the concept of rational drug use, eventually leading to a better patient outcome. The objective of the present study was to assess the drug-related queries received by the DIC at the King Saud Medical City (KSMC) from health-care professionals working in a large tertiary care setting. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted from February 2016 to January 2017. Data were collected using the DI request form, available in both printed and electronic formats for use by the health-care professionals. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate frequencies and percentages. Data analysis was performed using the Statistical Package of the Social Sciences software, version 16.0. Results: The current study received a total of 139 queries that were answered by the DIC pharmacists over a period of 1 year. The majority of queries were asked by pharmacists (61.2%), followed by physicians (23.7%) and nurses (10.10%). About half of the queries were related to the dosage and administration of the drugs. Lexicomp® acted as the common resource of information. Conclusion: DIC has been instrumental in the dissemination of drug-related information to health-care professionals since its inception in February 2016, resulting in the provision of quality health care to the patients. However, based on yearly queries, there still exists a need to increase the awareness of health-care professionals about the DIC at KSMC, which will urge them to take drug consultation from DIC pharmacists and promote patient safety.en
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer - Medknowen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of pharmacy & bioallied sciencesen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JPBS.JPBS_166_17en
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-SA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en
dc.subjectdrug informationen
dc.subjecthealth-care professionalsen
dc.subjectKing Saud Medical Cityen
dc.subjectpharmacisten
dc.subjectqueriesen
dc.titleAssessment of queries received by the drug information center at King Saud Medical Cityen
dc.description.versionpublished versionen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine / Biomedicineen
uef.solecris.id52252118en
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.rights.accessrights© Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciencesen
dc.relation.doi10.4103/JPBS.JPBS_166_17en
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerRevieweden
dc.format.pagerange246-250en
dc.relation.issn0976-4879en
dc.relation.issue4en
dc.relation.volume9en
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessen
dc.type.okmA1en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
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