DRUG UTILIZATION STUDY OF ANTIBIOTICS IN SKIN AND VD OPD OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS OF RAJASTHAN
Kamal Kishore Khichi*, Monika Sharma and Anusuya Gehlot
Aim- A prospective cross sectional study conducted in skin & vd OPD of Public and Private hospital of Rajasthan. Method- It was a prospective cross-sectional study. The study was based on the prescription pattern of antimicrobials agents prescribed in selected OPDs of the Government and Private hospitals Of Western Rajasthan. The data from the prescriptions were entered into a specially designed Performa in accordance with the WHO prescribing indications. Results- Average number of drugs and antibiotic utilization higher in both hospitals. Less number of antibiotic prescribed by generic name in private hospital. Conclusion- This study clearly has shown the practice of poly-pharmacy, low use of generic drugs especially in Private hospitals, and higher use of antibiotics.
Keywords: Cross sectional study, WHO core indicators.
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