Patterns of Drug Utilization in Cardiology Department of a Tertiary Level Hospital in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Farhana Afroj Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Shaheed Monsur Ali Medical College, Dhaka
  • Feroza Parveen Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Green Life Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ferdous Ara Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Jalal Uddin Iqbal Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Rekha Rani Saha Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Rini Juliet Rozario Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Shaheed Monsur Ali Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpp.v28i1-2.20072

Keywords:

Patterns of drug utilization, essential drug, cardiovascular system, generic name

Abstract

A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among patients admitted in cardiology department from 1st January to 31st March 2011 in Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Dhaka to see the patterns of prescriptions and use of drug by using WHO core drug use indicators and some additional indices. A total of 300 patients were included in this study. The average number of drugs per encounter was 8.8 and 11.43% drugs were prescribed by generic name. Percentage of encounters with cardiovascular drugs were 64%,other drugs were 36% and 25% injection were prescribed.70.45% drugs were prescribed from EDL of Bangladesh, the availability of copy of essential drug list was present and availability of key drugs was 74%.So the results of the present study may contribute to identify essential drug prescribing patterns in our country.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpp.v28i1-2.20072

Bangladesh J Physiol Pharmacol 2012; 28(1&2):1-4

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2014-08-18

How to Cite

Afroj, F., Parveen, F., Ara, F., Iqbal, M. J. U., Saha, R. R., & Rozario, R. J. (2014). Patterns of Drug Utilization in Cardiology Department of a Tertiary Level Hospital in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 28(1-2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpp.v28i1-2.20072

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