Omeprazole Prescription Habit

Elham Alshammari

Abstract


The primary aim of the study is to examine the frequency of omeprazole prescription from all the prescriptions received by a pharmacist in a single day. Besides, the author examines the cost of dispensed omeprazole. This research is inspired by the fact that medication errors were the leading cause of severe physical injury and death to patients. Additionally, such preventable errors are also associated with intense financial, emotional as well as psychological stress to both healthcare providers and the healthcare organization in general. The study adopted a cross-sectional study through collecting as well as the screening of all the prescription orders undertaken in one day from 7:30 am to 1:45 pm. The research found that a prescription error leads to wastage of the resources with estimated annual cost of 336,415.56 for omeprazole as well as 431037.984 USD for ranitidine while at the same time necessitates the rational prescription habit to suppress the detrimental effects of omeprazole and ranitidine.


Keywords


Omeprazole; cost; ranitidine; prescription; pharmacy service.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25258/ijpqa.10.4.3

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