The Implementation of Quality Prescription Service at Hospital, Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung

Rachmawati Felani Djuria


School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health Pangkalpinang



Background: Prescription communicates medication plans from prescribers to phar­macists and patients. An error prescribed will often not be checked until a pharmacist reviews the patient’s prescription, which may not happen for up to 72 hours after admission. There is a need for hospitals to give the best of the prescription assessment and services. This study aimed to analyze the implementation of quality prescription assessment and services at a hospital in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted at a Pangkalpinang hos­­pital, Bangka Belitung, from February to December 2017. The quality control was con­­­ducted by audit. The key informants were selected by triangulation. The dependent variables were prescription review and service. The independent variables were ad­ministrative requirement, pharmaceutical requirement, clinical requirement, accep­tance, availability check, pharmaceutical preparation, medical device, and disposable ma­terial. The data were ana­­lyzed descriptively.

Results: Prescription service had been implemented sub-optimally. This service did not adhere the pharmaceutical service standard for hospital set by the Ministry of Health. The prescription service was delivered by nurses. Some inpatients did not re­ce­ive prescription services. Pharmacists were unrecognized by patients.

Conclusion: Prescription service has been implemented sub-optimally. This service do not adhere the pharmaceutical service standard for hospital set by the Ministry of Health.

Keywords: pharmaceutical service standard, prescription, pharmacists

Correspondence: Rachmawati Felani Djuria. School of Health Polytechnic, Ministry of Health Pangkal­pinang, Bangka Belitung. Email: Mobile: 081995596959.


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