|Title:||Effectiveness of three interventions on primary care physicians' medication prescribing in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia|
|Abstract:||A number of strategies have been shown to improve the quality of drug prescriptions. The objective of this study was to implement and assess the effectiveness of 3 interventions on physicians' prescribing and cost containment: training physicians about quality prescribing, regulatory and administrative measures to improve rational drug prescribing; and a multi-faceted approach using 2 these strategies plus additional elements. Three public health centres, 1 for each intervention, were randomly selected, 61 physicians were trained in drug prescribing and completed a pre- and post-training questionnaire, and 100 post-intervention prescriptions from each centre were compared. All 3 interventions effectively improved the quality of drug prescriptions and the notation of drug-related information and trainees returned positive evaluations of the training course. Whether or not physicians' improvement in prescribing will be sustained is unclear and therefore subsequent follow-up evaluations are needed|
|Keywords:||Physician's Practice Patterns|
Primary Health Care
Physicians, Primary Care
Quality Indicators, Health Care
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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