Current trends in hospital pharmacy practice in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Chamoun, Nibal
dc.contributor.author Usta, Ulfat
dc.contributor.author Karaoui, Lamis R.
dc.contributor.author Salameh, Pascale
dc.contributor.author Hallit, Souheil
dc.contributor.author Shuhaiber, Particia
dc.contributor.author Henaine, Anna-Maria
dc.contributor.author Akiki, Youssef
dc.contributor.author Zeenny, Rony M.
dc.contributor.author Iskandar, Katia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T09:30:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T09:30:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-11-15
dc.identifier.issn 0018-5787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11515
dc.description.abstract For decades, the role of hospital pharmacists has been instrumental in elevating pharmacy practice worldwide. Recently, the Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) updated their statements about the future role and responsibilities of the pharmacy executive in hospitals and health systems. A series of surveys were conducted around the globe to better understand the current state of hospital pharmacy practice. The purpose of these surveys was to identify challenges in hospital pharmacy practice and to develop improvement strategies. The objective of this national survey is to evaluate hospital pharmacy practice in Lebanon. Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was performed among pharmacists working in hospital settings in Lebanon, from January through June 2016. Based on a literature review, a questionnaire to elicit Lebanese hospital pharmacists’ practice was developed. Results: The results showed a nonsignificant difference between university teaching and nonuniversity teaching hospitals in the processes of drug procurement, preparation, dispensing, and drug administration. However, statistically significant differences were observed between university teaching and nonuniversity teaching hospitals with respect to having clinical pharmacists (P < .001) and highly qualified personnel (P < .005). Pharmacy services in teaching hospitals seemed to be more advanced cooperating with affiliated medical schools. Furthermore, teaching hospitals were more likely to have pharmacists providing information about the safety of the medications used (P = .029). Although not statistically significant, there was a higher trend toward having a designated champion for medication safety (P = .052). Conclusion: The results of our survey showed that teaching hospitals were more compliant with the International Statements of Hospital Pharmacy Practice compared with nonteaching hospitals. There is room for improvement especially if the application of the accreditation standards for safe hospital pharmacy practice becomes mandatory for all hospitals, which is expected to standardize pharmacy practice and secure both medication and patient safety. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Current trends in hospital pharmacy practice in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200201071 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200101817 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Hospital Pharmacy en_US
dc.journal.volume 55
dc.journal.issue 2
dc.article.pages 112-118 en_US
dc.keywords Teaching hospitals en_US
dc.keywords Nonteaching hospitals en_US
dc.keywords Pharmacy practice en_US
dc.keywords Medications en_US
dc.keywords Patient safety en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0018578718823733 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chamoun, N., Usta, U., Karaoui, L. R., Salameh, P., Hallit, S., Shuhaiber, P., ... & Iskandar, K. (2020). Current trends in hospital pharmacy practice in Lebanon. Hospital pharmacy, 55(2), 112-118. en_US
dc.author.email nibal.chamoun@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email lamis.karaoui@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0018578718823733 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0987-296X en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7857-7374 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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