RATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES-A STUDY OF INDOOR PATIENTS AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Muhammad Munir BaBar, Abdul Rashid, Shah nawaz, Muhammad Jan, Muhammad Munir, Zia Haider

Abstract


Background: A study was conducted at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad. a tertiary hospital, to know whether
drugs are prescribed rationally Keeping in mind indications, interactions, contraindications, proper dosage and
economy of the patient. Methods: The stud was a descriptive case study Records id 200 patients admitted in various
units of the hospital were analysed by a panel of pharmacologists and conclusions drawn. Results: It was found that
only 52% of patients receive prescriptions that v\ere rationale in all aspects. Where as in rest of the patients the
rationale could be challenged. Conclusion: This study stresses the need for more concentrated and dedicated effort
towards prescription of medicines.

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