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dc.contributorZaki, A.EN
dc.contributorAbdel Fattah, M.EN
dc.contributorBassili, A.EN
dc.contributorArafa, M.EN
dc.contributorBedwani, R.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:32:18Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:32:18Z
dc.date.issued1999EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0502/EMHJ_1999_5_2_320_327.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118710
dc.description320-327EN
dc.description.abstractIn Egypt, the determinants and rationale for drug use among infants have not been previously studied. We give an overview of the use of prescribed and non-prescribed medication over a 1-month period in infants in Alexandria, Egypt. In 89.6% of cases mothers stated that their infants had suffered some ailments which necessitated intervention; 27.5% used traditional therapies or non-prescribed medication and 72.5% sought medical advice. The non-prescribed medicines used were mainly antispasmodics and antipyretics. This study provides the first overview of the frequency of use of non-prescribed medication in infants and detected some indicators of irrational drug prescribing by physiciansEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAmbulatory CareEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectDrug UtilizationEN
dc.subjectInfant, NewbornEN
dc.subjectMothersEN
dc.subjectPhysician's Practice PatternsEN
dc.subjectPrescriptions, DrugEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshDrug TherapyEN
dc.titleThe use of medication in infants in Alexandria, EgyptEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (‎2)‎, 320-327, 1999


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