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Titolo:
Consequences of over-prescribing on the dispensing process in rural Nepal
Autore:
Holloway, KA; Gautam, BR;
Indirizzi:
Britain Nepal Med Trust, Morang, Nepal Britain Nepal Med Trust Morang Nepal ain Nepal Med Trust, Morang, Nepal
Titolo Testata:
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 6, anno: 2001,
pagine: 151 - 154
SICI:
1360-2276(200102)6:2<151:COOOTD>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RATIONAL DRUG-USE;
Keywords:
prescribing; dispensing; developing countries;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
12
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Holloway, KA WHO, Policy Access & Rat Use, Dept Essential Drugs & Med Policy, 20 Ave Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland WHO 20 Ave Appia Geneva Switzerland 27 eneva 27, Switzerland
Citazione:
K.A. Holloway e B.R. Gautam, "Consequences of over-prescribing on the dispensing process in rural Nepal", TR MED I H, 6(2), 2001, pp. 151-154

Abstract

OBJECTIVE TO investigate the effect of increasing numbers of drugs prescribed on the dispensing process in rural Nepal. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey, on average 25 exiting patients per facilityin 33 government health facilities. OUTCOME MEASURES Percentage of cases where there was a dispensing error, and where the patient knew the dosing schedules of the dispensed drugs. RESULTS A greater number of drug items prescribed and dispensed per patient was significantly associated with a greater percentage of cases where there was a dispensing error (P = 0.00000), and where the patient did not knowthe dosing schedules of the dispensed drugs (P = 0.00000). CONCLUSION The prescribing land dispensing) of more drugs per patient, an indication of overprescription, is associated with significantly poorer dispensing.

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