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Title: Physicians' medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Literature review, part1: variations in drug prescribing
Authors: Neyaz, Y.
Qureshi, N.A.
Khoja, T.
Magzoub, M.A.
Haycox, A.
Walley, T.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: Rational prescribing is associated with improved safety in drug use, better quality of life for patients and cost-effective care. Medication prescribing is a relatively unexplored area of research in Saudi Arabia and until now most studies have been in the secondary and tertiary health care system. This paper is the first of 3 review articles that form the background for a series of 5 interconnected studies of prescribing patterns and medication errors in the public and private primary health care sectors of Saudi Arabia. A MEDLINE search was conducted to identify papers published in peer-reviewed journals over the previous 3 decades. The paper reviews variations in prescribing patterns and influences on physicians' prescribing behaviour worldwide and in Saudi Arabia
Description: 126-131
Keywords: Physician's Practice Patterns
Medication Errors
Primary Health Care
Physicians, Primary Care
Subject: Drug Prescriptions
ISSN: 1020-3397
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