2015 年 41 巻 3 号 p. 147-152
In drug therapy, pharmaceutical interventions and continuous follow-up observation by pharmacists are extremely important. However, medication management sessions must be effectively conducted when there are large numbers of inpatients. We therefore conducted “medication administration guidance before or after breakfast or lunch” for some patients hospitalized in our hospital wards.
The number of medication management sessions increased from 41.9 to 185.4 sessions/month over an 18-month trial. The number of patients who received sessions increased from 29.3 to 89.0 patients/month. The number of sessions provided per patient increased from 1.42 to 2.09 times/month. The medication management guidance fee was increased from 524.3 to 762.9 points/patient. The rate of implementing the medication management session was 100%.
The number of medication management sessions and guidance fee were successfully increased by changing the time of management guidance. The results suggest the possibility of providing sessions for all patients in our hospital, providing interventions in the early stages, and offering safer and more effective drug therapies.