Medication safety program & number of medication safety staff in hospitals

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Salma Al-Khani
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Medication safety program & number of medication safety staff in hospitals

Dear all:
I know this is not the first time to bring this question, but I tried to search for it in the forum topics and could not find it.
In our hospital I am working to establish a medication safety team/unit, currently I am writing the business case or proposal for it. I am planning to include the number of big hospitals similar to our hospital (Tertiary care leading teaching hospital with around 1100 beds) that have a structured medication safety program/ team / unit with a full time FTEs in the document.
Do you have any data about the cost saving/ benefits from establishing such a program/ unit/team to justify this initiative.

How many full time medication safety FTEs, what is there specialties.

Appreciate your help in providing this information if available.

Thank you


Salma Al-Khani, B.Sc, MHHA, CPHQ
Medication Safety Officer
Pharmaceutical Care Division
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center PO Box: 3354, MBC-11 Riyadh 11211 Saudi Arabia
Phone: 966-1-464-7272 Ext. 37672
MCD: 4-8260
Fax: 966-1-442-7608