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dc.contributor.authorBodenschatz, C.
dc.contributor.authorTalaat, M.
dc.contributor.authorKandeel, A.
dc.contributor.authorLohiniva, A.L.
dc.contributor.authorRadwan, E.
dc.contributor.authorMahoney, F.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:56:38Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:56:38Z
dc.date.issued2009EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1506/15_6_2009_1440_1448.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117782
dc.description1440-1448EN
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the frequency of and rationale for use of injections at health care facilities in Egypt based on WHO core drug use indicators. We reviewed 1406 prescriptions in 43 randomly selected hospitals and primary health care clinics in 2 governorates in Upper and Lower Egypt in 2001. Patients received an injection at 18.1% of encounters. The most frequently prescribed parenteral drugs were anti-infectives [‎56.9% of injections]‎ and analgesics [‎13.7%]‎. Injections were more often prescribed in hospitals than in primary health care clinics and in rural than in urban settings. Most injections [‎94.7%]‎ could have been replaced by a suitable oral preparation. Further efforts are needed to enforce the essential medicines programme in Egypt to improve rational drug prescribingEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDrug Administration RoutesEN
dc.subjectPhysician's Practice PatternsEN
dc.subjectHepatitis CEN
dc.subjectHepatitis CEN
dc.subjectDrug PrescriptionsEN
dc.subject.meshInjectionsEN
dc.titleInjection prescribing patterns in public health care facilities in EgyptEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (‎6)‎, 1440-1448, 2009


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