Show simple item record

dc.contributorMoghadamnia, A.A.EN
dc.contributorMirbolooki, M.R.EN
dc.contributorAghili, M.B.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:15:44Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0804_5/emhj_2002_8_4_5_550_555.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119199
dc.description550-555EN
dc.description.abstractTo determine patterns of prescribing in Iranian primary care, we analysed 4000 randomly selected prescriptions from 52 general practitioners [‎GPs]‎ in Babol city during 1999-2000. The mean number of drugs prescribed per encounter was 4.4 +/- 1.7, with 98% prescribed by generic name. The most commonly prescribed items were non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [‎62.9% of encounters]‎ and antibiotics [‎61.9%]‎, followed by central nervous system drugs, gastrointestinal tract drugs, corticosteroids, vitamins and cardiovascular system drugs respectively. Injections were prescribed in 58.0% of encounters. Female and male doctors had significantly different antibiotic prescribing patterns. Our study confirms the tendency of GPs to overprescribeEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAnalysis of VarianceEN
dc.subjectAnti-Bacterial AgentsEN
dc.subjectAnti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-SteroidalEN
dc.subjectCardiovascular AgentsEN
dc.subjectCentral Nervous System AgentsEN
dc.subjectDrug UtilizationEN
dc.subjectFamily PracticeEN
dc.subjectGastrointestinal AgentsEN
dc.subjectHealth Care ReformEN
dc.subjectMedical AuditEN
dc.subjectPrescriptions, DrugEN
dc.subjectUrban Health ServicesEN
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice PatternsEN
dc.titleGeneral practitioner prescribing patterns in Babol city, Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎4-5)‎, 550-555, 2002


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(‎s)‎

Show simple item record