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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Químico - Farmacéuticas

Print version ISSN 0034-7418On-line version ISSN 1909-6356


MARTINS, Marcelo Rodrigues et al. Evaluation of pharmacotherapy in the veterinary hospital as a tool to promote patient safety. Rev. colomb. cienc. quim. farm. [online]. 2021, vol.50, n.2, pp.533-549.  Epub Nov 02, 2021. ISSN 0034-7418.


Pharmaceutical services contribute to the prevention and resolution of errors related to the use of medicines. In the veterinary field, protocols related to patient safety, specifically regarding the safe and rational use of medications, are not well defined.


To evaluate pharmacotherapy in a university veterinary hospital of a higher education institution.


It was found that in the veterinary hospital environment, there are prescriptions for inappropriate and unnecessary medications for use. As well as the detection of problems related to medications of the type: errors in prescription, non-standard medications, wrong doses, duplication of therapies and potential drug interactions.

Keywords : Pharmaceutical care; veterinary pharmacy; veterinary; prescription; hospital pharmacy; patient safety.

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