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Calidad del registro de quimioterapia en los servicios de farmacia hospitalaria de Andalucía

Farmacia Hospitalaria 01/2006; 30(6):370-373. DOI: 10.1016/S1130-6343(06)74008-9

ABSTRACT Objective
To analyze registry quality in centralized cytostatic therapy units in Andalusian hospitals, and the availability of data to analyze the use of these drugs.

Method
An ad hoc questionnaire was designed using variables related to information coverage on patients and their treatments, data processing extent, and organization. Questionnaires were completed in September 2005 by surveying people responsible for chemotherapy in all 19 pharmacy departments in Andalusian hospitals that treat oncologic patients.

Results
Response rate was 100%, but one department had no centralized cytostatic therapy unit. Centralized preparation coverage was 89% for the day hospital, 84% for inpatients, 79% for hematologic patients, and 69% for pediatric patients. Registries are computerized in only 13 hospitals (68%) with a variety of software programs. Temozolamide and capecitabine dispensation has a separate registry in 68% and 42% of cases, respectively. Patient name, and cytostatic name and dosage are the only data recorded in all instances, while protocol name is only recorded in 47%, and diagnosis, staging, and TNM categorization in 58%, 31%, and 16% of cases, respectively.

Conclusions
There is great variability regarding information systems for cytostatic use management, and a relevant shortage of patient data available for prescription use and adaptation studies.

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