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Title: Effectiveness of three interventions on primary care physicians' medication prescribing in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Qureshi, N.A.
Neyaz, Y.
Khoja, T.
Magzoub, M.A.
Haycox, A.
Walley, T.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
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
Description: 172-179
Keywords: Physician's Practice Patterns
Primary Health Care
Physicians, Primary Care
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Subject: Drug Prescriptions
ISSN: 1020-3397
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