• Direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceuticals in Jordan from a gender perspective 

      El Abedy, Ibrahem; Ashor, Hadel (‏2016-06)‏
      This study aimed to investigate the extent to which direct-to-consumer advertising [‏DTCA]‏ for pharmaceuticals is disseminated in Jordan and to identify subsequent gender differences. The study was conducted on two samples: 1]‏ patients [‏drug consumers]‏ attending Jordan University Hospital, and 2]‏ physicians working at the hospital [‏prescribers]‏. A questionnaire was distributed to male and female patients [‏n=550]‏, and based on its results a second questionnaire was designed and distributed to male and female physicians [‏n=200]‏. The response rate ...
    • Drug prescription habits in public and private health facilities in 2 provinces in South Africa 

      Ramlagan, S.; Phaswana Mafuya, N.; Peltzer, K.; Mohlala, G. (‏2010)‏
      The aim of this study was to explore drug prescription habits using WHO standard indicators in 15 public hospitals and 36 private surgeries in 2 provinces in South Africa. A high mean number of drugs were prescribed per patient [‏3.2 versus 2.8]‏ in public hospitals and by general practitioners [‏GPs]‏ respectively and generic prescribing rates were low [‏45.2% versus 24.5%]‏. The rates of prescribing in public hospitals and by GPs were 8.3% versus 23.3% for injections, 68.1% versus 31.9% for antibiotics and 92.6% versus 68.5% for drugs from the essential ...
    • Effectiveness of three interventions on primary care physicians' medication prescribing in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia 

      Walley, T.; Haycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Khoja, T.; Neyaz, Y.; Qureshi, N.A. (‏2011)‏
      A number of strategies have been shown to improve the quality of drug prescriptions. The objective of this study was to implement and assess the effectiveness of 3 interventions on physicians' prescribing and cost containment: training physicians about quality prescribing, regulatory and administrative measures to improve rational drug prescribing; and a multi-faceted approach using 2 these strategies plus additional elements. Three public health centres, 1 for each intervention, were randomly selected, 61 physicians were trained in drug prescribing ...
    • Medication prescribing pattern in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia 

      Walley, T.; Hoycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Qureshi, N.A.; Khoja, T.; Neyaz, Y. (‏2011)‏
      Physicians' prescribing behaviour is closely linked with patient safety and this area is poorly researched in Saudi Arabia. The objective of this stulf was to analyse physicians' prescribing patterns and the adequacy of noted information in the primary health care sector in Riyadh city. All medication prescriptions from 5 public [‏n = 1182]‏ and 5 private [‏n - 1200]‏ health centres were collected by simple random sampling during 1 working day. Antibiotics were the most commonly prescribed drugs in both sectors. The mean number of drugs per prescription ...
    • Physicians' medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Literature review, part 2: rational prescribing 

      Walley, T; Haycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Neyaz, Y.; Qureshi, N.A.; Khoja, T. (‏2011)‏
      Unlike suB-optimal prescribing rational prescribing, coupled with certain indicators, is associated with improved safety in drug use in drug for prescribing, better quality of life for patients and cost-effective care. Medication prescribing is relatively unexplored area of research in Saudi Arabia and until now most studies have been health care system. This paper is the second of 3 review articles that form the interconnected studies of prescribing patterns and medication errors in the public care sectors of Saudi Arabia. A MEDLINE search was ...
    • Physicians' medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Literature review, part 3: prescribing errors 

      Walley, T.; Haycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Khoja, T.; Neyaz, Y.; Qureshi, N.A. (‏2011)‏
      Medication errors are globally huge in magnitude and associated with high morbidity and mortality together with high costs and legal problems. Medication errors are caused by multiple factors related to health providers, consumers and health system, but most prescribing errors are preventable. This paper is the third of 3 review articles that form the background for a series of 5 interconnected studies of prescribing patterns and medication errors in the public and private primary health care sectors of Saudi Arabia. A MEDLINE search was conducted ...
    • Physicians' medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Literature review, part1: variations in drug prescribing 

      Walley, T.; Haycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Khoja, T.; Qureshi, N.A.; Neyaz, Y. (‏2011)‏
      Rational prescribing is associated with improved safety in drug use, better quality of life for patients and cost-effective care. Medication prescribing is a relatively unexplored area of research in Saudi Arabia and until now most studies have been in the secondary and tertiary health care system. This paper is the first of 3 review articles that form the background for a series of 5 interconnected studies of prescribing patterns and medication errors in the public and private primary health care sectors of Saudi Arabia. A MEDLINE search was ...
    • Predictors of quality of medication prescribing in primary care in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia 

      Walley, T.; Haycox, A.; Magzoub, M.A.; Quresh, N.A.; Khoja, T.; Neyaz, Y. (‏2011)‏
      Identifying the indicators of good quality medication prescribing assists physicians in preventing medication errors. This study in Riyadh city aimed to examine the relationship between physicians' self-reported influences on prescribing and the quality of their prescribing, defined as the completeness and accuracy of their prescription documentation. A sample of 600 randomly selected prescriptions written by 87 physicians were rated as high or low quality. The same physicians completed a questionnaire to determine the indicators of quality ...
    • WHO/INRUD drug prescribing indicators at primary health care centres in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia 

      El Mahalli, A.A. (‏2012)‏
      Appropriate use of drugs is an essential element in achieving quality of health and medical care for patients and the community as a whole. This study aimed to measure the drug prescribing performance of primary health care centres in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia, using the WHO/International Network of Rational Use of Drugs core drug prescribing indicators. In a retrospective cohort study 10 health centres were selected using systematic random sampling. A total of 1000 prescribing encounters were investigated from January to December 2010. Mean ...
    • المرشد إلى اختيار العلاج المناسب دليل عملي 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (‏1998‎, WHO/DAP/94.11)‏