DRUG PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OBSERVATION AT A ENT OPD DEPARTMENT IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL AT MALAPPURAM DISTRICT OF KERALAAbstract
Affordability to healthcare is one of the major factors that have impact on the health care access in the Indian subcontinent. It is the main responsibility of the pharmacist in ensuring that patients get the right drug in the right quantity at the right time. Thus, such prescription pattern monitoring studies can promote appropriate use and reduction of abuse or misuse of monitored drug. The aim of such studies is to facilitate the rational use of drugs in the population. Irrational use of medicines leads to increased incidence of treatment failure, antimicrobial resistance and economic burden on the patient and the community as a whole. This is a descriptive observational prospective study in monitoring the drug prescription pattern in an ENT outpatient department. The objective of this study is to evaluate the patterns of drug prescribing practised. The study conducted observed that the drug prescription pattern was not as per the WHO guidelines and its indicators. ENT disorders led to school absenteeism as most of them where school going children.
A. Anandhasayanam *, S. Kannan, Mohammed Sajir and Nanisha Zachariah
Department of Pharmacy Practice JKKMMRFS College of Pharmacy, Komarapalayam, Po Erode, Tamilnadu-638183, India
06 May, 2016
15 June, 2016
29 June, 2016
01 October 2016