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A Study on Prescription Pattern of Drugs in Orthopaedics Inpatient Department of Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Raichur

Author(s) H. Doddayya, Gregori K Saj, Rahul S
Country India
Abstract Background: Periodic evaluation of drug utilization pattern is necessary to promote rational drug use by. In orthopaedics practice, the prescribing pattern needs to be regularly monitored since many of the drugs prescribed carry untoward adverse effects. In this backdrop, the present study was conducted to explore the prescribing pattern in orthopaedics outpatient department (OPD) of Navodaya medical college hospital and research centre in Raichur.
Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted for 3 months, in Navodaya
medical college hospital and research centre in Raichur, a 1000 bedded tertiary care rural based, teaching hospital. Total 100 patients were included in this study.
Results: Total 1216 drugs were prescribed in 100 prescriptions. Average number of drugs per prescription was 7.34. Average duration of prescription was 9 days. Percentage of drugs prescribed by generic name was 29.7%. Percentage of encounter with an Antibiotic prescribed was 60.23% i.e. out of 100 prescriptions antibiotics were prescribed in 60. Percentage of encounter with an Injection prescribed was 60% which means out of 100 prescriptions, injectables were
prescribed in 60. Percentage of drugs prescribed from National Essential Medicine List was 52.63%. Percentage of drugs prescribed from WHO model List was 32.46%. Diclofenac (14.25%) was most commonly prescribed drug. Incidence of polypharmacy was quite high in context of Analgesics. Almost 19% of prescriptions had 3 drugs. Orally prescribed Analgesics were 62.4%, Injectables 34% and Topical 3.6%. Conclusion: The study provides an insight
into the prescribing pattern in orthopaedics in-patients. It highlights the importance of emphasizing rational drug prescribing and toward improving awareness of the physicians and medical students to the WHO recommended standards on prescribing indicators.
Keywords Orthopedics, Prescribing patter, National Essential Medicine List, WHO Model List, Analgesics, Rational drug use
Field Medical / Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-14
Cite This A Study on Prescription Pattern of Drugs in Orthopaedics Inpatient Department of Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Raichur - H. Doddayya, Gregori K Saj, Rahul S - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19961
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19961
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtt8v6

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