How to Investigate the Use of Medicines by Consumers
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Ver el documentoAcknowledgements
Ver el documentoPreface
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido1. Why study medicines use by consumers
Cerrar esta carpeta2. What influences medicines use by consumers
Ver el documento2.1 Introduction
Ver el documento2.2 The household level
Ver el documento2.3 The community level
Ver el documento2.4 The health institution level
Ver el documento2.5 The national level
Ver el documento2.6 The international level
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido3. How to study medicines use in communities
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido4. Prioritizing and analysing community medicines use problems
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido5. Sampling
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido6. Data analysis
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido7. Monitoring and evaluating rational medicines use interventions in the community
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2.1 Introduction

This chapter discusses the various factors that influence medicines use by consumers. It provides a framework which links individual drug use behaviour to the multi-layered environment which shapes it. This includes the:

• household level
• community level
• health service institution level
• national level
• international level.


The framework described provides a basis for the analysis of medicines use problems. It can also assist in the development of interventions aimed at changing behaviour and the environment in which medicines use takes place, in order to bring about more appropriate use.

The framework helps to identify why medicines are used irrationally, so that appropriate, effective and feasible strategies can be chosen to confront the drug use problems.

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