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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 219-221

Drug prescribing in out-patient departments in a teaching hospital in Nepal

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K K Kafle

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1. A prospective study of prescribing pattern in the out-patient departments of the only teaching hospital in Nepal, was conducted. All prescriptions which came to the hospital pharmacy were analysed. 2. Out of 404 prescriptions analysed, the average number of drugs per prescription was two. Analgesics and antibacterials were most frequently prescribed. Vitamins and minerals were prescribed in more than 20 percent of cases. Most of drugs were prescribed under brand-names. 3. The present study is focussed on the prescribing pattern of drugs without looking into the effectiveness of the use of efficacious drugs but it can point out that educational, regulatory and managerial interventions might improve the quality of out-patient medical care and rational use of drugs.


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