Indicators of rational drug use and health services in Hadramout, Yemen.

  • Bashrahil K
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Abstract

WHO standard indicators of rational drug use, this study analysed 550 prescriptions from 20 health facilities at different levels throughout Hadramout governorate, Yemen. A mean of 2.8 (SD 0.2) drugs were prescribed per prescription, with a low rate of prescribing drugs by generic name (39.2%). The proportion of prescriptions for antibiotics was 66.2%, for injectable drugs 46.0% and for vitamins/tonics 23.6%. The essential drugs list was available in 78.9% of facilities and a high percentage of drugs were prescribed from the list (81.2%). Other official sources of local drug information were less available.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents: therapeutic use
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Developing Countries
  • Drug Information Services
  • Drug Information Services: organization & administ
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Drug Prescriptions: statistics & numerical data
  • Drug Utilization
  • Drug Utilization: statistics & numerical data
  • Drugs, Essential
  • Drugs, Essential: supply & distribution
  • Drugs, Essential: therapeutic use
  • Drugs, Generic
  • Drugs, Generic: therapeutic use
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Guideline Adherence: statistics & numerical data
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Facility Administration
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Pharmacopoeias as Topic
  • Physician's Practice Patterns
  • Physician's Practice Patterns: statistics & numeri
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamins: therapeutic use
  • World Health Organization
  • Yemen

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  • K a Bashrahil

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