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Shetty Yashashri

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India


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    Awareness amongst Physicians of a Tertiary Care Hospital Regarding Rational Use of Medicine
    Author(s): Shetty Yashashri* and Rao Rajendra

    Irrational use of medicine is the biggest problem in the health care system. All the stakeholders are equally responsible for irrational use of medicines. The current study was planned with this problem in mind finding out awareness regarding rational use of medicines among the physicians to find out drug prescribing patterns and to verify the quality of the prescriptions given to the patients. After Institutional Ethics Committee permission and after consenting the participants a pre-validated questionnaire was used for physicians and patients. Prescriptions of patients were photocopied. The study was conducted in the departments of dermatology, medicine or general OPD. The study duration was from June 2013 to April 2014 and a universal sampling was the technique used. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Result 70/105 physicians consented. The s.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/ dpl.2022.14.11

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