Evaluation of Functionality of P&TC and Availability of Hospital Formulary in various Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan

Iqra Javed, Hina Rafique, Ayesha Hameed, Tuba Ghulam Rasool, Sana Akhtar, Sajjad Ullah, Allah bukhsh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56536/ijpihs.v2i1.17

Keywords:

Pharmacy And Therapeutic Committee (P&TC), Hospital formulary, National Essential Drug List (NEDL), American Society of Health System Pharmacy Guidelines (ASHP)

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the functionality of P&TC and availability of hospital formulary in different hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan.

Methodology: This study was conducted in 19 hospitals (public/private-secondary and tertiary care) of Lahore, by a designed Questionnaire Performa regarding the availability and functionality of hospital formulary. Data was entered in Excel sheet and analyzed for statistical analysis.

Results: During our studies, it was observed that 16(84.2%) hospitals were responsive to give information and 3(15.8%) hospitals refused to give us data. Pharmacy and therapeutics committee was present in 10(52.6%) hospitals and in 6(31.6%) hospitals there was no existence of P&TC. Hospital formulary was available in 10(52.6%) hospitals and in 2(10.5%) drug list was present and in 7(36.8%) hospitals there was neither hospital formulary nor drug list was present. In 9(47.4%) hospitals hospital formulary was in use and in 7 (36.8%) hospitals there was no usage of hospital formulary.

Conclusion: It was observed during our study that P&TC seems to have an impact on quality of medicines use but very few hospitals are following the International Guidelines on the pharmacy and therapeutic Committee and the
formulary system due to inadequate number of pharmacist and lack of knowledge. Strong leadership and adequate resources might deliver more effective P&TC with marked effect on health practices, thus most importantly to enhanced patient outcomes.

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Published

2021-12-31

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Evaluation of Functionality of P&TC and Availability of Hospital Formulary in various Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan: Iqra Javed, Hina Rafique, Ayesha Hameed, Tuba Ghulam Rasool, Sana Akhtar, Sajjad Ullah, Allah bukhsh. (2021). International Journal of Pharmacy & Integrated Health Sciences, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.56536/ijpihs.v2i1.17