PREVALENCE OF UNCOLLECTED MEDICINES AT TWO HEALTH CENTRES IN BRUNEI
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.
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