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Donnish Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

June 2015 Vol. 2(5), pp. 072-077

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Drug Utilization Study in Bingham University Teaching Hospital


Modupe Builders1*, Emmanuel Ogbole1, Tunji Akande2 and Timothy Ogundeko1

1Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, Bingham University, Jos, Nigeria.
2Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Health Sciences, Bingham University, Jos, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author E-mail: modupebuilders@yahoo.com

Accepted 5th June, 2015.



Abstract


Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined drug utilization research as the marketing, distribution, prescription, and use of drugs in a society, with special emphasis on the resulting medical, social, and economic consequences. Aim: The present study evaluates the utilization pattern of therapeutic agents in this health care delivery system. Methods: Four hundred and seventeen medical records were assessed; age, sex, clinical conditions, drug prescribed and duration of therapy were used to gather primary data. Results: Analysis showed that 77.7% of the patients were females while 22.3% were males and most of them (44.1%) were within the age groups of 20-29yrs. The most clinical diagnosis was gynecological disease (58.1%). There are 2127 drugs in 417 prescriptions, month of March had the highest prescriptions, other drugs (58.0%) were the most commonly prescribed drugs for other systems and they also had the highest prescribing prevalence with majority of these drugs being antianaemic (15.2%). 56.7% of the drugs were prescribed in generic names and 45.8% were orally administered. Conclusion: The present study will serve as a basis for the planning program of education and information for health care practitioners.

Keywords: Drug utilization, Patients, Clinical diagnosis, Prescription, Prescribing prevalence.

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Modupe Builders, Emmanuel Ogbole, Tunji Akande and Timothy Ogundeko. Drug Utilization Study in Bingham University Teaching Hospital. Donnish Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2(5) 2015 pp. 072-077.


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