International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Online ISSN: 2349-4182
Print ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)

Prescription analysis to evaluate the rational use of drugs by using who health care indicators

Author(s): P. Geetha, P. Vijayalakshmi, S. Tilak, A. Maheswaran, N. Narayanan
Abstract: Prescription analysis gives the basic information for the design of strategy to address irrational prescribing practices in a health centres in Chennai. Datas were collected from patients register and by interviewing the patient’s immediately after Doctor prescribes and before patient dispenser’s encounters. Data’s collected were analyzed for WHO prescribing indicators. Out off the 100 prescription analyzed, the results showed that the average number of drugs prescribed per prescription was 4.38 and that a large proportions of the prescriptions contained two or more drugs that could results in adverse drug reactions prescribing by generic names 11.19% and was encouraging. The exposure of patients to the antibiotics (39%) was high and injection use (38%) was often unnecessary. Prescribing from Essential Drug List (43.49%) was satisfactory. The results suggest a need for intervention to curb the irrational use of drugs prescribing in a health centres. Continuous education of prescribers and health care providers, monitoring, supervision public education would be beneficial.
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