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dc.contributorCheraghali, A.M.EN
dc.contributorNikfar, S.EN
dc.contributorBehmanesh, Y.EN
dc.contributorRahimi, V.EN
dc.contributorHabibipour, F.EN
dc.contributorTirdad, R.EN
dc.contributorAsadi, A.EN
dc.contributorBahrami, A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:37:39Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:37:39Z
dc.date.issued2004EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1003/10_3_2004_406_415.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119426
dc.description406-415EN
dc.description.abstractPrescribing, dispensing, availability and affordability of drugs were evaluated in 100 primary health care centres in 5 provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran using WHO indicators. On average, 92% of the 12 essential drugs monitored were available in the health centre pharmacies and 95% of the drugs prescribed by the physician were dispensed by the health centre pharmacy. The stock-out duration was less than 1 month on average. A complete treatment for pneumonia cost only 2% of the lowest weekly government salary. The national average number of drugs per prescription was 3.4. Prescription of antibiotics and injectable drugs was very high [‎58% and 41% respectively]‎. Although availability and affordability of essential drugs is good in this country, rational use of drugs needs to be emphasizedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (‎3)‎, 406-415, 2004EN
dc.subjectAnti-Bacterial AgentsEN
dc.subjectDrug CostsEN
dc.subjectDrug StorageEN
dc.subjectDrug UtilizationEN
dc.subjectEfficiency, OrganizationalEN
dc.subjectGuideline AdherenceEN
dc.subjectPharmacopoeiasEN
dc.subject.meshDrugs, EssentialEN
dc.titleEvaluation of availability, accessibility and prescribing pattern of medicines in the Islamic Republic of IranEN


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