|Title:||Results of the feasibility test of the Practical Approach to Lung Health in the Syrian Arab Republic|
|Abstract:||We assessed implementation of the Practical Approach to Lung Health [PAL] in primary care facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic and its short-term impact on respiratory care in patients aged 5+ years. After training on PAL for 76 general practitioners in 75 health centers, referrals and sputum smear examinations for patients increased. The mean number of drugs prescribed per patient decreased by 14.8% and that of antibiotics by 33.3%, while prescriptions for inhaled medications increased. The mean cost of drug prescriptions fell by 26.2%|
World Health Organization
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Primary Health Care
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
Items in WHO IRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.