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Title: Effect of interactive group discussion among physicians to promote rational prescribing
Authors: Garjani, A.
Salimnejad, M.
Shamsmohamadi, M.
Baghchevan, V.
Vahidi, R.G.
Maleki Dijazi, N.
Rezazadeh, H.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study assessed the effect of an educational intervention [interactive group discussion] on the prescribing behaviour of 51 general physicians from the north-west of Tabriz. Prescriptions were analysed pre-intervention and post-intervention [control and intervention groups] using a proforma with 8 indicators of correct prescribing. The mean number of drugs per prescription pre-intervention was 3.82. The percentage of prescriptions with antibiotics, corticosteroids and injections were 40.8%, 25.9% and 58.0%, respectively. Following the intervention there were slight but not significant changes in the indicators in both intervention and control groups compared with pre-intervention results
Description: 408-415
Keywords: Physicians
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Subject: Focus Groups
ISSN: 1020-3397
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