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Title: [The antibiotherapy in general medicine in Monastir, Tunisia]
Authors: Belghith, Z.
Khayeche, F.
Soltani, M.S.
Ben Salem, K.
Bchir, A.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: French
Abstract: In order to determine the cost and frequency of antibiotic prescription by general practitioners, we studied 563 outpatients from health centres in Monastir [Tunisia]. All patients had acute diseases. Antibiotics were prescribed to 50.4%. Single antibiotics were generally prescribed, but 52.8% of these patients did not have any laboratory tests. The more frequently used antibiotics were penicillin G and A. Antibiotics cost represented 34.7% of medicinal cost borne by patients and 49.7% of the cost borne by the public sector. Rationalization of medicinal prescription would have a positive impact on household and state budgets
Description: 328-332
Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Costs
Drug Utilization
Family Practice
Prescriptions, Drug
Prospective Studies
Urban Health
Subject: Physician's Practice Patterns
ISSN: 1020-3397
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