Khaled. M Alakahli, Abdulkarim. K Alzomar, Asif Ansari Shaik Mohammad
Background: There is scarcity of data about medication errors in the Yemen, hence this study was conducted to detect the medication errors in the medication use process such as prescribing, and administration. Method: A prospective case based observational study of medical and paramedical personnel prescribing and administration of drugs was carried out in ICUs of three tertiary hospitals in Yemen. Results: 87.5% (n=783) of prescribing errors, 12.41% (n=111) of prescription errors were detected for the total 894 errors registered. patients were hospitalized for 216.6±14.0 days and were on Mean±SD of 18.3±21.3 medications per day. The most common physician associated medication error was of incomplete orders (61.7%), monitoring drug errors (50.5%), over dose errors (44.3%) Conclusion: Use of information technology systems may be versatile strategy to prevent medication errors and improve patient safety.