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Pattern of prescribing practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India.
Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2008 Jan-Mar; 6(1):55-9.KU

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To find out the current status of the 'prescribing practices' in the Primary Health Care facilities of Madhya Pradesh.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 26 Primary Health Care facilities of the Madhya Pradesh. Consecutive random sampling method was applied for collection of prescriptions from the health facilities.

OBSERVATION

Overall the average number of drugs prescribed per prescription was 2.8; most commonly prescribed drugs were NSAIDs, antibiotics, multivitamins and antihistaminics. Drugs prescribed by generic name were 48.5% (1409/2906), prescription with antibiotics and injections were 60.9% (641/1052) and 13.6% (143/1052) respectively. Drugs prescribed from Essential Drug List were 66.9% (1944/2906).

CONCLUSION

The prescribing practices of the Madhya Pradesh is more of an irrational types like polypharmacy, overuse of antibiotics and injection, less number in generic names and prescribed from Essential Drug List. There is an urgent need for some interventions to improve the situation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Dist Chitwan, Nepal. dr_shekhu@rediffmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18604116

Citation

Bhartiy, S S., et al. "Pattern of Prescribing Practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India." Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), vol. 6, no. 1, 2008, pp. 55-9.
Bhartiy SS, Shinde M, Nandeshwar S, et al. Pattern of prescribing practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2008;6(1):55-9.
Bhartiy, S. S., Shinde, M., Nandeshwar, S., & Tiwari, S. C. (2008). Pattern of prescribing practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India. Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), 6(1), 55-9.
Bhartiy SS, et al. Pattern of Prescribing Practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2008 Jan-Mar;6(1):55-9. PubMed PMID: 18604116.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pattern of prescribing practices in the Madhya Pradesh, India. AU - Bhartiy,S S, AU - Shinde,M, AU - Nandeshwar,S, AU - Tiwari,S C, PY - 2008/7/8/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/8/entrez SP - 55 EP - 9 JF - Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ) JO - Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To find out the current status of the 'prescribing practices' in the Primary Health Care facilities of Madhya Pradesh. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 26 Primary Health Care facilities of the Madhya Pradesh. Consecutive random sampling method was applied for collection of prescriptions from the health facilities. OBSERVATION: Overall the average number of drugs prescribed per prescription was 2.8; most commonly prescribed drugs were NSAIDs, antibiotics, multivitamins and antihistaminics. Drugs prescribed by generic name were 48.5% (1409/2906), prescription with antibiotics and injections were 60.9% (641/1052) and 13.6% (143/1052) respectively. Drugs prescribed from Essential Drug List were 66.9% (1944/2906). CONCLUSION: The prescribing practices of the Madhya Pradesh is more of an irrational types like polypharmacy, overuse of antibiotics and injection, less number in generic names and prescribed from Essential Drug List. There is an urgent need for some interventions to improve the situation. SN - 1812-2078 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18604116/Pattern_of_prescribing_practices_in_the_Madhya_Pradesh_India_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -