Patient safety: analysis of the impact of implementation of automated dispensing cabinets on drug return in an university hospital

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  • Ana Paula Deliberal Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Care, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Pharmacy Service, Department of Drug Management and Logistics, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3801-7268
  • Daniela Vescia Menna Barreto School of Pharmacy, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
  • Camila Pereira Menezes Pharmacy Service, Department of Drug Management and Logistics, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
  • Denise Bueno Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Care, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Department of Drug Production and Control, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Graduate Program in Health Education, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

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Pharmacy service, hospital, automation, patient safety

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Introduction: Patient safety and medication errors have received great attention and interest from health institutions. Drug return is a reverse logistics process that requires further analysis, because the delay or failure to return medications can create an accumulation of drugs in nursing units, favoring deviations and medication errors. The automated dispensing cabinets are a technological innovation that aims to reduce drug-related errors. The present study made an analysis of the amount of returned medications before and after the implantation of automated dispensing cabinets in a university hospital

Methods: This descriptive study presents a retrospective analysis of data on drug return collected from hospital reports published from 2013 to 2016.

Results: Before the implantation of automated dispensing cabinets, the mean percentage of returned medications was 27%. In the first year after the implantation of automated dispensing cabinets, the mean percentage of returned medications was reduced to 4%.

Conclusion: The implementation of the automated dispensing cabinets led to a reduction in drug return and in its associated risks, generating a positive impact on patient safety.

Keywords: Pharmacy service; hospital, automation; patient safety

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2018-04-11

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Deliberal AP, Barreto DVM, Menezes CP, Bueno D. Patient safety: analysis of the impact of implementation of automated dispensing cabinets on drug return in an university hospital. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 11º de abril de 2018 [citado 7º de dezembro de 2022];38(1). Disponível em: https://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/76692

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