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Drug-related problems in a sample of outpatients with chronic diseases: a cross-sectional study from Jordan

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, February 2016
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Title
Drug-related problems in a sample of outpatients with chronic diseases: a cross-sectional study from Jordan
Published in
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, February 2016
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s98165
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Sayer Al-azzam, Karem Alzoubi, Salah AbuRuz, Qais Alefan

Abstract

Optimization of drug therapy and preventing drug-related problems (DRPs) are major factors to improve health care, reduce expenditure, and potentially save lives. This study aimed at describing the types, numbers, and frequencies of DRPs in the outpatient settings of a group of hospitals in Jordan. The study was set in the cardiology, endocrine, and respiratory outpatient clinics of five major hospitals in Jordan. Patients who visited the above clinics during the period from September 2012 to December 2013, were candidates for this study. Each included subject was fully assessed for DRPs by clinical pharmacists according to a specially designed and validated pharmaceutical care manual. The main outcome measures were the number and types of DRPs. Data were collected from 2,898 patients (mean age ± standard deviation: 56.59±13.5 years). The total number of identified DRPs was 32,348, with an average of 11.2 DRPs per patient. The most common DRPs were a need for additional or more frequent monitoring, a problem in patients' adherence to self-care activities or nonpharmacological therapy, and that the patient was not given instruction in or did not understand nonpharmacological therapy or self-care advice. The numbers of DRPs per patient in our sample were associated with older age (>57 years), being unmarried, having an education level of high school or less, not having health insurance, and the presence of certain clinical conditions, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, ischemic heart disease, cardiac catheterization, heart failure, and gout. In conclusion, implementation of clinical pharmacy services is a strategy to limit DRPs. Certain patient populations are more vulnerable to DRPs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 109 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Researcher 10 9%
Lecturer 6 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 20 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 28%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 30 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 26 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2016.
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#7,948,177
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Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#460
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#116,773
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Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#20
of 52 outputs
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