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A Research Study and Report on Clinical Pharmacy Services Provided by Doctor of Pharmacy during their Clerkship and Internship Postings to a Tertiary care teaching Hospital.

M. Manasa Rekha

Abstract


Clinical pharmacy is defined as the area of pharmacy concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use. Aim: The study aims at implementing clinical pharmacy services by Doctor of Pharmacy during clerkship and internship postings to patients at different wards of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. Objective: Prescription study and analysis and preventing the medication related problems adverse drug reactions drug interactions, over dose), performing drug utilization evaluation, providing drug information, patient counseling, monitoring adverse drug reactions and drug interaction. Identifying and minimizing medication related problems, improving the patient safety initiatives and health related outcomes, reducing work burden of physicians, providing better therapy to the large number of patients. Methodology: Collection of patient demographic details, lab investigations, present medical history, medication history, past medical, medication history, drug allergy, treatment regimen were collected by using patient data collection form, Analyzed and reported by using adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, drug information query and answer, patient counseling and feedback forms. Discussion and Results: A total of 1000 people were selected for this study from different departments like general medicine, art, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, ENT(ear, nose, throat), orthopedics and a total of 3000 clinical pharmacy services were provided by Doctor of Pharmacy professional for statistical analysis Prism graph pad software is used for this study and the P-value is less than and equal to 0.001 which states that the present study is highly significant. Conclusion: The present study concludes that, in India there is increased work load on physicians who are unable to look over overall healthcare services, hence here is a chance for Doctor of Pharmacy professionals to explore their clinical pharmacy services which can improve the overall health care of society. So, there is an urgent need of Doctor of Pharmacy services to Indian hospitals, so it is the responsibility of Indian government to provide a responsibility cadre to Indian Doctor of Pharmacy professionals as soon as possible to improve the medical care in India.

 Keywords: Clinical pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, prism graph pad, orthopedics

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M. Manasa Rekha. A Research Study and Report on Clinical Pharmacy Services Provided by Doctor of Pharmacy during their Clerkship and Internship Postings to a Tertiary care teaching Hospital. Research & Reviews: Journal of Medicine. 2018; 8(1): 27–32p.


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