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Title: General practitioner prescribing patterns in Babol city, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Moghadamnia, A.A.
Mirbolooki, M.R.
Aghili, M.B.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: To determine patterns of prescribing in Iranian primary care, we analysed 4000 randomly selected prescriptions from 52 general practitioners [GPs] in Babol city during 1999-2000. The mean number of drugs prescribed per encounter was 4.4 +/- 1.7, with 98% prescribed by generic name. The most commonly prescribed items were non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [62.9% of encounters] and antibiotics [61.9%], followed by central nervous system drugs, gastrointestinal tract drugs, corticosteroids, vitamins and cardiovascular system drugs respectively. Injections were prescribed in 58.0% of encounters. Female and male doctors had significantly different antibiotic prescribing patterns. Our study confirms the tendency of GPs to overprescribe
Description: 550-555
Keywords: Analysis of Variance
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Drug Utilization
Family Practice
Gastrointestinal Agents
Health Care Reform
Medical Audit
Prescriptions, Drug
Urban Health Services
Subject: Physician's Practice Patterns
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119199
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0804_5/emhj_2002_8_4_5_550_555.pdf
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