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Title: Predictors of quality of medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Neyaz, Y.
Khoja, T.
Quresh, N.A.
Magzoub, M.A.
Haycox, A.
Walley, T.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: Identifying the indicators of good quality medication prescribing assists physicians in preventing medication errors. This study in Riyadh city aimed to examine the relationship between physicians' self-reported influences on prescribing and the quality of their prescribing, defined as the completeness and accuracy of their prescription documentation. A sample of 600 randomly selected prescriptions written by 87 physicians were rated as high or low quality. The same physicians completed a questionnaire to determine the indicators of quality prescribing. The 7 components identified with factor loadings +0.5 or -0.5 were subjected to binary logistic regression modelling. While a range of potential quality indicators of drug prescribing were identified, none of the variables underpinning the 7 components/factors survived the binary logistic regression mode. More studies are needed that take into account other quality indicators of medication prescribing in Saudi Arabia
Description: 167-171
Keywords: Physician's Practice Patterns
Primary Health Care
Physicians, Primary Care
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Drug Prescriptions
ISSN: 1020-3397
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