A joint drug formulary covering both hospital and general practice prescribing has been in existence in Grampian since 1990.
The aims of this study were to measure adherence to this formulary in general practice and to identify who had initiated non-formulary drugs.
The drug therapy of elderly patients on presentation to hospital was compared to the formulary.
Of the 449 drugs prescribed 377 (84%) were recommended in the formulary.
The main areas of non-formulary prescribing were antidepressants, hypnotics, nitrates and diuretics, with some non-formulary drugs being initiated by hospital prescribers.
The method described was found to be extremely simple and had the advantage that it reflected actual prescribing at the time of the study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Prescription médicale, Hôpital, Médecin généraliste, Economie santé, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Formulaire médicament
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Medical prescription, Hospital, General practitioner, Health economy, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0305422
Code Inist : 002B02A07. Création : 10/04/1997.