Prioritizing Medication Management Criteria of National Hospital Accreditation Standards Using FDANP Model

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Fatemeh Izadpanah
Maryam Shiehmorteza
Amirissa Rahimpour
Mandana Moradi

Abstract

Introduction: Accreditation is an evaluating tool of health care systems especially in hospitals: Iran’s Ministry of Health emphasizes its importance. We attempted this descriptive study to classify medication management criteria of hospital accreditation standards using a hybrid approach of fuzzy DEMATEL based on ANP (FDANP).

Methods: This study included all Iran’s hospitals. Nine medication management criteria and their sub-criteria were evaluated. AHP questionnaire was used for data collection.

Results: The following were demonstrated to be effective: The standards of safe storage of drugs and medical equipment, and providing practical procedure for reporting and controlling medication errors. The other factors were affected by them: Continuous monitoring of drugs and medical equipment utilization was the most affected and not independent factors/standards.

Conclusion: Focus should be made on effective standards and their related measures, not on standards affected by other factors/standards.

Keywords:
Accreditation standards, medication management, hospitals.

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How to Cite
Izadpanah, F., Shiehmorteza, M., Rahimpour, A., & Moradi, M. (2020). Prioritizing Medication Management Criteria of National Hospital Accreditation Standards Using FDANP Model. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 32(3), 69-77. https://doi.org/10.9734/jpri/2020/v32i330415
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