Antimicrobial drug use in primary health care. Editorial comment.
A survey was carried out to assess the extent and pattern of use of antimicrobials at two primary health care centres (PHCs) in northern India.
At both PHCs 20-40% of all drugs prescribed were antimicrobials.
The most prescribed antimicrobials at both PHCs were sulfa drugs (29%), followed by cotrimoxazole (15%) and penicillins (10%). The pattern of infectious diseases was similar at both PHCs; with respiratory tract infections heading the list (12%), followed by skin infections (10%), enteritis (7%), injuries (4%), unknown pyrexias (3%) and worm infestations (2%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Centre santé, Inde, Asie, Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Nord
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Health center, India, Asia, Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Primary health care, Human, North
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Cote : 93-0539223
Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.