A study on the pattern of prescribing drugs in the family physician preschool centers in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2017

Document Type: History and Perspective


1 Department of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad,Iran

3 Department of health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: The issue of managing and controlling pharmaceutical affairs is one of the most important affairs of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The aim of this study was to Survey the indexes of Principles of prescribing in Mashhad Medical Sciences Medical Centers and compare them with national indicators. It is hoped that by promoting the rational use of medicine, we will take a step towards a healthier and safe society.
Method and material: The present study is a Sectional. 77,964 prescriptions were reviewed of People referring to the centers covered by the Rural Family Physician Program in 2017. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 21 and analyzed by T-test, one-way ANOVA and Chi-square. The level of significance was considered to be less than 5%.
Results: The average of prescription drugs was 2.51 ± 1.11 in each prescription. According to the results, the most prescribed antibiotics were 44.9%, followed by NSAIDs with 20.77%. Also, in the review, 3.8% of prescriptions reviewed have more than 4 prescription drugs.
Conclusion: Precise policies on the rational use of drugs are essential to facilitate the use of electronic health records and the launch of electronic prescriptions. Based on the results, there are scientific and educational interventions to promote the principles of rational drug administration.


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