Improving prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in hospital : an educational approach.
An assessment has been undertaken of the effect of an educationally-based voluntary prescribing policy on the overall prescribing of NSAIDs in two acute hospital units.
The policy engendered a fall in district expenditure on these drugs of 12% over 1 year.
The long term impact of the policy was studied after 3 years within one area of hospital prescribing, the Accident and Emergency (A & E) department.
At the time of formal appraisal, a high degree of compliance with the agreed policy, of greater than 95%, was being maintained.
The effect of regular audit sessions between prescribers, specialist clinicians and pharmacists was studied in detail over a period of 30 weeks.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traitement, Homme, Chimiothérapie, Antiinflammatoire non stéroïde, Education sanitaire, Médecin, Prescription, Indication, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Treatment, Human, Chemotherapy, Non steroidal antiinflammatory agent, Health education, Physician, Prescription, Indication, Hospital
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Cote : 93-0561062
Code Inist : 002B02L. Création : 199406.