Effect of interactive group discussion among physicians to promote rational prescribing
AbstractThis study assessed the effect of an educational intervention [interactive group discussion] on the prescribing behaviour of 51 general physicians from the north-west of Tabriz. Prescriptions were analysed pre-intervention and post-intervention [control and intervention groups] using a proforma with 8 indicators of correct prescribing. The mean number of drugs per prescription pre-intervention was 3.82. The percentage of prescriptions with antibiotics, corticosteroids and injections were 40.8%, 25.9% and 58.0%, respectively. Following the intervention there were slight but not significant changes in the indicators in both intervention and control groups compared with pre-intervention results
Garjani, A., Salimnejad, M., Shamsmohamadi, M., Baghchevan, V., Vahidi, R.G. et al. (2009). Effect of interactive group discussion among physicians to promote rational prescribing. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117653
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (2), 408-415, 2009
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