DRUG UTILISATION STUDY IN GYNAECOLOGICAL POST OPERATIVE CASES: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
Dr. Divyashree L. R., *Dr. Aruna Bhushan and Dr. Tejaswini K.
Introduction: Drug utilisation studies are useful in the drug use patterns and in improving the standards of medical treatment at all levels in health system. It also helps in the identification of problems related to drug use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the drug usage in gynaecological post operative patients of tertiary care hospital BIMS. Methods: The data of post operative gynaecological patients of a tertiary care hospital was collected from the medical record department of BIMS over a period of one year. 100 case reports data were entered in a specially designed proforma after obtaining the approval of Institutional ethics committee. The data was analyzed using various drug use indicators given by the WHO in our retrospective study. Results: The total of 100 cases data were analysed, the mean age was 45.57Â± 9.62 years. The most common surgery done was hysterectomy 87%. Drugs prescribed were antimicrobial, intravenous fluids 100%, next commonly prescribed were analgesics, H2 antihistaminics and antiemetic. In our study the percentage of encounters with an intravenous injection prescribed was 98%. Most of the drugs prescribed were from the essential drugs list, and drugs prescribed by generic name 29.4% and brand name were 70.6%. Conclusion: The present study facilitate the rational drug use and helps to improve the quality of prescribing a safe and efficacy drugs in post operative surgical cases.
Keywords: Gynaecological patients, drug utilisation, post-operative.
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