INTERVENTION THROUGH MONITORING PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OF HIGH END USER OF ANTIBIOTICS
Ayesha Begum*, Umama Shoukath and Saniya Fatima
This study has highlighted the prescription practice of antibiotics of inpatient department and outpatient department, uses of generic drugs and injection and usage of the drug prescribed from essential drug list. Methodology: Irrational prescribing practice of antibiotics results in serious emergence of resistance of drugs as well as leads to malfunctioning of the quality indicators of the treatment; ultimately causing misuse of drug resources, increasing costs and adverse drug reactions. The study may be defined as Prescription pattern monitoring practice which serves as a tool for assessing the prescribing, dispensing and distribution practices of antibiotics which facilitates rational use of antibiotics and assess the effectiveness in promoting rational use of antibiotics. Result: Both department follow good prescribing practices and 100% diagnostic practices within prescription. In OPD 91% prescription contain more than three antibiotic drugs which is 262 drugs and 68 of a total case 75. In IPD it is 97% which is 290 drugs and 72 of a total case 75. In OPD 93% prescription contain double/multi combination of antibiotics drugs on the other hand in IPD it is 100%. A prescription in OPD with antibiotics cost for 250 INR per prescription. But the expenditure in IPD is 700 INR which is much higher than OPD.
Keywords: good prescribing practices, antibiotics, drug therapies, Irrational prescribing practice.
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