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Title: Training on the Practical Approach to Lung Health: effect on drug prescribing in PHC settings in Jordan
Authors: Abu Rumman, K.
Ottmani, S.
Abu Sabra, N.
Baghdadi, S.
Seita, A.
Blanc, L.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study assessed whether training physicians on the Practical Approach to Lung Health [PAL] reduces drug prescribing and the cost of drugs prescribed to respiratory patients in the primary health care setting. Data were compared before and after training general practitioners on standard guidelines for case management of respiratory conditions in primary care. A total of 56 general practitioners practising in 25 health centres in 3 out of 12 governorates of Jordan participated in both the baseline survey [n = 6260 respiratory patients] and the impact survey [n = 2709 patients]. Training in PAL decreased by 12.2% the number of drugs prescribed per patient, increased the prescription of inhaled medications and reduced the mean cost of a drug prescription per patient by 8.7%
Description: 111-121
Keywords: Medication Therapy Management
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Primary Health Care
Drug Prescriptions
Physicians, Family
Health Surveys
World Health Organization
Subject: Respiration Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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