Counter-Detailing Initiative for Rational Prescribing of Drugs to the General Practitioners

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Arbab A. Ghaffar

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656 drug prescriptions were analysed in the light of the WHO action programme on essential drugs issued by 22 general practitioners. These prescriptions were copied after obtaining informed consent. The general practitioners, so selected, had their practice based in the slums of Peshawar. 2.94 drugs were prescribed per prescription, 62% contained antibiotics and 93% has injectables. In 34% diagnosis, in 43% symptoms and in 23% neither diagnosis nor symptoms were mentioned.

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Ghaffar AA. Counter-Detailing Initiative for Rational Prescribing of Drugs to the General Practitioners. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 26 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];8(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/471
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