PREVALENCE OF UNCOLLECTED MEDICINES AT TWO HEALTH CENTRES IN BRUNEI

  • Nurolaini Kifli Universiti Brunei Darussalam http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8817-7956
  • Najwa Rashidah Ismail Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Lah Kheng Chua Department of Pharmacy, Ministry of Health

Abstract

Objective: This study was designed to achieve a better knowledge of uncollected medicines at health centres in Brunei.


Methods: Patients with prescriptions prepared at two community pharmacies but did not collect them within one week from March 2020 to April 2020 were included in this study. A telephone interview was conducted to discover why they do not collect their medicines.


Results: 43 patients completed the study, giving a rate of 0.85% uncollected prescriptions. 24% of the uncollected medicines are cardiovascular drugs. 35% of the participants forgot to collect their medicines, followed by 14% being busy.


Conclusion: Further studies should be done to identify interventions that could decrease the number of uncollected medicines.

Keywords: Uncollected medicines, Prescription abandonment, Medicine adherence

Author Biography

Nurolaini Kifli, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Senior Assistant Professor,

Institute of Health Sciences UBD

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Kifli, N., N. R. Ismail, and L. K. Chua. “PREVALENCE OF UNCOLLECTED MEDICINES AT TWO HEALTH CENTRES IN BRUNEI”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 126-9, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/24782.
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