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Title: WHO/INRUD patient care and facility-specific drug use indicators at primary health care centres in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia
Authors: El Mahalli, A.A.
Akl, O.A.M.
Al Dawood, S.F.
Al Nehab, A.A.
Al Kubaish, H.A.
Al Saeed, S.I.
Elkahky, A.A.A.
Salem, A.M.A.A.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to measure the performance of primary health care centres in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia, using the WHO/International Network of Rational Use of Drugs patient care and facility-specific drug use indicators. In a cross-sectional study, 10 health centres were selected using systematic random sampling. A total of 300 patients were interviewed while visiting the centre from January to March 2011 and 10 pharmacists from the same centres were interviewed. Average consultation time was 7.3 min [optimal >/-30 min], percentage of drugs adequately labelled was 10% [optimal 100%] and patient's knowledge of correct dosage was 79.3% [optimal 100%]. The percentage of key drugs in stock was only 59.2% [optimal 100%]. An overall index of rational facility-specific drug use was calculated and applied to rank the health centres for benchmarking
Description: 1086-1090
Keywords: Drug Utilization Review
Primary Health Care
World Health Organization
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Patient Care
ISSN: 1020-3397
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