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dc.contributor.authorAl Ghamdy, Y.S.
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, N.A.
dc.contributor.authorAbdel Ghadir, M.H.
dc.contributor.authorAl Habeeb, T.A.
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, S.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:28:33Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:28:33Z
dc.date.issued1999EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0501/EMHJ_1999_5_1_27_34.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118680
dc.description27-34EN
dc.description.abstractPsychotropic drugs prescriptions for patients attending psychiatric outpatient clinics were studied. Of the 52,168 prescriptions written in 1996, 18,265 were systematically, randomly selected and evaluated. Incomplete prescriptions were found; the data missing included duration of treatment [‎18.75%]‎, sex [‎9.25%]‎, age [‎8.75%]‎ and diagnosis [‎7.50%]‎. Antipsychotics [‎33.1%]‎, antidepressants [‎23.2%]‎, anticholinergics [‎22.0%]‎ and anticonvulsants [‎12.9%]‎ were the most frequently prescribed drugs. Polypharmacy [‎85%]‎ was the predominant mode of practice. The most common diagnoses were mood [‎23.1%]‎, anxiety [‎17.7%]‎ and schizophrenic [‎16.2%]‎ disorders. Medical education and quality monitoring programmes are suggested to improve the quality of psychotropic prescriptions and modify multiple pharmacotherapy practiceEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDrug Utilization ReviewEN
dc.subjectHospitals, PsychiatricEN
dc.subjectMental DisordersEN
dc.subjectOutpatient Clinics, HospitalEN
dc.subjectPhysician's Practice PatternsEN
dc.subjectPrescriptions, DrugEN
dc.subjectQuality Assurance, Health CareEN
dc.subject.meshPsychotropic DrugsEN
dc.titlePsychotropic drugs prescriptions in Al-Qassim Region, Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (‎1)‎, 27-34, 1999


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