Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   2010 , Volume 39 , Number 4; Page(s) 102 To 113.
 
Paper: 

HOSPITALS PHARMACY QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM ASSESSMENT IN TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  DARGAHI H.*, KHOSRAVI SH.A.
 
* DEPT. OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT, FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Health system pharmacies, like other health care professional, practice under a number of mandated standards. Basic concepts of quality assurance (QA) standards should be applied to hospital pharmacy practice. The survey reported here is to assess QA system implementation and its standard indicators observation in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) hospitals’ pharmacies in 2007 – 2008.
Methods: A cross – sectional, descriptive analytical survey was accomplished. First, a checklist within the framework of QA standard indicators was made to assess TUMS hospitals pharmacies practice. Collected data was saved by Excel software for recording and analyzed by SPSS version-15. Observation rate of QA standard indicators was classified by inappropriate, relatively appropriate, and appropriate.
Results: Characteristics of TUMS hospitals pharmacists organizational structure, size, equipment, safety facility and drug requirement were studied by QA standard indicators.
Conclusion: Many of QA standard indicators are observed and implemented in TUMS hospitals pharmacies, but several of these standards are not observed too. It is appropriate that all TUMS hospitals pharmacies are required to advance the profession, often with the same goal of increasing involvement in direct patient care.

 
Keyword(s): HOSPITAL PHARMACY, QUALITY ASSURANCE, STANDARD, ASSESSMENT, IRAN
 
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