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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ22979

Prescription Pattern Analysis and Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring of Anticancer Drugs in A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Dr. V. Srinivasan, Dr. R. Priya, Dr. J. Thirunavukkarasu


To Evaluate the Drug Prescription Pattern in Medical Oncology Out-Patient Department in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. A total of 383 prescriptions were analyzed, this study can give a better approach on financial grounds regarding the yearly procurement of medicines for the Tertiary care teaching hospital and how far the prescribing Pattern fulfills WHO Prescribing core Indicator for Drug Utilization studies and to assess how many drugs prescribed Comes under the National list of Essential Medicine (NLEM). This study would provide us a valuable information for good evidence-based practice and facilitate appropriateness of drugs. The assessment of WHO core indicators helps in bridging the gap between the patients and the care takers, even to minimize the cost of burden to the patient. Drug utilization studies helps to understand how drugs are being used. It not only describes the drug prevalence and incidence and also the extent of drug used at a certain moment and in a certain area.The extent of rational or irrational drug use can only be determined by observing the pattern of use by performing the regular audits and also by comparing the use of local drug at national and international levels.


Cancer Chemotherapy, Prescription Pattern Analysis

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