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Title: Antimalarial prescribing and dispensing practices in health centres of Khartoum state, 2003-04
Authors: Mannan, A.A.
Malik, E.M.
Ali, K.M.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This indicator-based study assessed the antimalarial drug prescribing and dispensing practices of health care providers in health centres of Khartoum state, and compared these with national guidelines for malaria treatment. A total of 720 patients and their prescriptions in 24 health centres were included. Prescribers adhered to national treatment guidelines for only 278 [38.6%] of patients. Although all were treated for malaria, only 77.6% patients had fever or history of fever and only 64.6% had fever and positive blood films. More than 90% of prescriptions prescribed antimalarial drugs by generic names but dosage forms were correctly written in only 23.5%. There was a high rate of prescribing antimalarial injections. Only half the patients had adequate knowledge of their treatment
Description: 122-128
Keywords: Practice Guidelines as Topic
Drug Prescriptions
Guideline Adherence
Cross-Sectional Studies
World Health Organization
Subject: Malaria
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117615
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0122_0128.pdf
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