PREVALENCE OF UNCOLLECTED MEDICINES AT TWO HEALTH CENTERS IN BRUNEI

  • NUROLAINI KIFLI PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8817-7956
  • NAJWA RASHIDAH ISMAIL PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.
  • LAH KHENG CHUA Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

Abstract

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


Methods: Patients with prescriptions prepared at two community pharmacies but did not collect them within 1 week from March 2020 to April 2020 were included in this study. A telephone interview was conducted to discover why they did not collect their medicines.


Results: A total of 43 patients completed the study, giving a rate of 0.85% uncollected prescriptions. A proportion of 24% of the uncollected medicines was cardiovascular drugs, 35% belonged to participants who forgot to collect their medicines, and 14% were uncollected due to participants being too busy.


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

Keywords: Uncollected medicines, Prescription abandonment, Health Centers, Brunei

Author Biography

NUROLAINI KIFLI, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

Senior Assistant Professor,

Institute of Health Sciences UBD

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KIFLI, N., N. R. ISMAIL, and L. KHENG CHUA. “PREVALENCE OF UNCOLLECTED MEDICINES AT TWO HEALTH CENTERS IN BRUNEI”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 126-9, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2021.v14i1.24782.
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