Household Survey on Medicine Use in Oman. Report of Survey Conducted in 2009
(2009; 42 pages)

Abstract

More and more efforts are needed to improve the way that medicines are prescribed, dispensed and used. It is important therefore, to have continuing structural programmes for assessing the medicine use situation in order to have evidences that will help in improving interventions and planning. There are very few studies focused on community medicine use, although it is known that there is a number of common areas of inappropriate medicine use that have negative impact on the health consumers.

This survey was aimed to identify problems in the use of medicines at the community. It examined the appropriateness of use of medicines at homes. The study results pointed inappropriate use of medicines in the community that needs interventions to improve the use of medicines in households...

 
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