DRUG-RELATED PROBLEMS - AN OVER VIEW OF VARIOUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS
Identification and resolving the drug-related problems (DRPs) in the prescriptions is the core activity in pharmaceutical care. Suitable classification of DRPs is vital element in pharmaceutical care practice and research. Different DRP classification systems are published in the literature in various international journals. About fourteen different classifications on DRPs were found published with different focus. Some classifications were hierarchical, categorized into main groups and subgroups. Various terminologies and definitions for DRPs, as well as guidelines for an optimal DRPs classification were given. In this review an effort was made to give a general idea about definition and classifications of DRPs. This knowledge may assist the pharmacy practitioner to identify, classify and resolve the drug related problem and useful for researchers.
Keywords: Drug related problems, Pharmaceutical care.
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