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PALOMO-LLINARES, Benjamín; PALOMO-LLINARES, Ruben  y  SANZ-VALERO, Javier. Bibliometric analysis of Medication System Hospital. Ars Pharm [online]. 2017, vol.58, n.1, pp.29-37.  Epub 12-Dic-2022. ISSN 2340-9894.


Bibliometric analysis of the scientific production on the systems of hospital medication in international databases.


Cross-sectional descriptive study. Data were obtained from the MEDLINE (PubMed), SCOPUS, COCHRANE LIBRARY and LILACS databases to date (2016). The term used in the search was “Medication System Hospital”. The main bibliometric indicators, such as MeSH Descriptors, were analyzed.

The search was segregated by epochs (first and second epoch, from 1966 to 1998 included, first epoch and from 1999 to 2016 included, second epoch).


881 references retrieved in 388 journals were obtained. The most frequent documentary type was the original article. The mean age of the documents analyzed was 21.16 years. The geographical distribution was first American (USA): with 263 jobs. The publications with ≥ 10 papers were 8. There were significant differences between the descriptors analyzed by epochs.


This study indicates that the hospital medication systems are a thematic area in decreasing at the level of study and research, with great fragmentation and not uniform, without large reference groups nor a solid base from which further studies can be continued. English is the majority language (as is the case with science in general). The descriptors used are consistent with the study theme.

Palabras clave : Medication Systems Hospital; Medication Errors; Pharmacy Service Hospital; Drug Prescriptions.

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