- Japanese Society of Drug Informatics
- Iyakuhin Johogaku (ISSN:13451464)
- vol.19, no.2, pp.82-90, 2017 (Released:2017-09-07)
Objective: We aimed to integrate drug information (DI) documents universally necessary in most hospitals in Japan and share the DI documents nationwide. For this purpose, we planned to collect details (e.g., types of document, contents, sources of information used for preparing documents) regarding the DI documents prepared by the DI service section of each hospital.Methods: (1) Preliminary research: We searched Ichushi-Web (from January 1977 to December 2015) for cases in which DI documents were prepared by the DI service section of each hospital. (2) Questionnaire survey: We conducted the survey in DI section of 300 hospitals in Japan that were selected randomly. We asked the types of DI documents they have, sources of information used for preparing documents, and time needed for preparing documents.Results: (1) Forty titles, including those related to preoperative medication management, simple suspension methods of tablets, and list of dosing with renal impairment, were found. (2) In total, 148 hospitals (49.3%) responded to the survey. The main contents were as follows: preoperative medication management (130), the influence of a tube and a filter give to stability of injection medicine (67), list of high-risk medicines (54), suspension or porphyrization information on tablets (37), and others. The source of information used for preparing these documents was common in several hospitals.Conclusion: It was confirmed that similar DI documents are prepared by several DI sections of hospitals and some sources of drug information are common.