Acute respiratory infections in primary health care centres in northern Saudi Arabia
AbstractThis study was carried out in the northern region of Saudi Arabia during 1419 AH [1998 AD]. A random sample of 1200 prescriptions was analysed to determine the magnitude of factors associated with acute respiratory infections [ARI] and their treatment. ARI were diagnosed in more than one-third of the prescriptions analysed, of which upper respiratory infections accounted for 65.8%, and pneumonia less than 1%. The prevalence of ARI was significantly higher in urban areas, among children, among males and during the colder seasons of the year. Antibiotics were prescribed for 87.8% of patients. This study reinforces the need to implement forthwith the Saudi national programme for diagnosis and treatment of ARI
El Gilany, A.H. (2000). Acute respiratory infections in primary health care centres in northern Saudi Arabia. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (5-6), 955-960, 2000 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118952
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (5-6), 955-960, 2000
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