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Farm Hosp. 2012 Jan-Feb;36(1):16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.farma.2010.11.003. Epub 2011 May 17.

[Optimisation of pharmacotherapy in a trauma centre].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Farmacéutica Especialista en Farmacia Hospitalaria, Servicio de Farmacia, Centro de Recuperación y Rehabilitación de Levante, Valencia, España.



To evaluate the results for implementing a pharmaceutical care programme aimed at optimising personalised pharmacotherapeutic treatment in a Trauma Centre with electronic medical records (EMR) and an integral system for personalised medication dispensing (ISPMD).


A three-year observational, retrospective study (2007-2009). On a daily basis, we checked the pharmaceutical treatment of patients admitted to hospital units with ISPMD. The medication-related problems (MRP) and medication errors (ME) were identified and classified by recording them on a standardised document. We also recorded data on the Pharmaceutical Interventions performed in accordance with fitness and level of acceptance. We used the laser method to identify patients with pharmacotherapy improvement opportunities (MRP and/or ME).


One thousand nine-hundred and seventy-one pharmaceutical interventions (PI) were found after having reviewed 124 336 treatment lines, resulting in 12 PI for every 100 patients. The prevalence of patients with MRP was 12%, distributed as such: 50.66% were safety-related, 22.98% indication-related, 12.23% effectiveness-related and 14.13% adherence-related. The main drug groups involved were: anti-infectious agents (29%), drugs for the musculoskeletal system (21%), drugs for blood and haematopoietic organs (12%), and drugs for the nervous system (11%). The active ingredient that required most PI in 2007 was dexketoprofen (15.6%), followed by ketorolac (12.4%). In 2008, it was dexketoprofen (22.0%) followed by gentamicin (7.3%), and in 2009 enoxaparin (19.0%) followed by dexketoprofen (14.3%). The origin of MRP was due to ME in 91% of cases in 2007 and 81% in 2008, decreasing to 53% in 2009. PI fitness, as percentages (CI 95%) were considered: Important PI [30.29 (10.19-49.95)]; Very important PI [38.36 (35.45-73)]; Acceptable PI [82.10 (52.28-111.10)].


Optimising personalised pharmacotherapeutic treatment by implementing an interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Care programme promotes team work, and as a result improves rational and safe medication dispensing.

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