Assessment of Prescription Pattern at Outpatient Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Central Maharashtra, India

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Assessment of Prescription Pattern at Outpatient Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Central Maharashtra, India

September 6, 2021 Pharmaceutical 0

The current research was a cross-sectional, prospective, and observational investigation. The study took place at MGM Medical College & Research Centre in Aurangabad for 9 months, from July 2018 to March 2019. A total of 850 prescriptions were used to compile the data. The information was analysed using WHO prescribing indicators.

Results: A total of 850 prescriptions were examined, with 490 (57.6%) males and 360 (42.3%) females. The age group of 18-40 years old received the greatest number of prescriptions (53.6 percent). In this investigation, the average number of medicines was determined to be (3.1). 16.0 percent of medications are prescribed by their generic names. The percentage of encounters with a prescription antibiotic was 59.1 percent. The percentage of encounters with a prescription injection was 4.9 percent. The percentage of medications prescribed from the list of essential drugs was 68.4%.

Conclusion: The prescribing pattern must be improved by limiting the number of medicines as low as feasible, prescribing medicines by generic names, appropriately using medicines after selection, and purposefully keeping the cost of therapy low. It is the job of health professionals to ensure that the correct drug is prescribed, administered, and consumed.

Author (S) Details

Shruti Chandra
Department of Pharmacology, MGM Medical College and Research Centre, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Deepak Bhosle
Department of Pharmacology, MGM Medical College and Research Centre, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Amol Ubale
Department of Radiation Oncology, Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

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