Assessment of Drug Use Pattern Using WHO Prescribing Indicators in the Medication Therapy of Indoor Diabetic Patients

Syed Muhammad Ashar, Asif Hanif, Ayub Jadoon, Mujaddid ur Rehman, Nazif, Zul Kamal, Haya Hussain, Sufia Yasmeen


Diabetes mellitus is one of the prevailing disease in society depending on the release of hormones i.e Insulin and glucagon in the body. The prescribing practices are assessed in this study using the six hundred and fifty prescriptions of indoor hospitalized patients from tertiary care hospital in Peshawar. The assessments are made using WHO core indicators as standards in medication prescribing. In diabetes, the efforts of the prescriber can be successful and patient satisfaction can be achieved only if the patient receives rational treatment for his disease or illness. Irrationality in drug utilization and prescribing exists in most of the tertiary care setups that need utmost rectification and modification for rational clinical practices. Thus in current studies we found irrational prescribing practices regarding drug utilization and disease management from our cross sectional prospective cohort studies that adversely affects the essential drug program and reflects the state of irrational drug prescribing pattern.

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International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy (IJBMSP): ISSN: 2049-4963