RATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES-A STUDY OF INDOOR PATIENTS AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
AbstractBackground: A study was conducted at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad. a tertiary hospital, to know whetherdrugs are prescribed rationally Keeping in mind indications, interactions, contraindications, proper dosage andeconomy of the patient. Methods: The stud was a descriptive case study Records id 200 patients admitted in variousunits of the hospital were analysed by a panel of pharmacologists and conclusions drawn. Results: It was found thatonly 52% of patients receive prescriptions that v\ere rationale in all aspects. Where as in rest of the patients therationale could be challenged. Conclusion: This study stresses the need for more concentrated and dedicated efforttowards prescription of medicines.
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