International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Hospital Physicians’ Drugs Prescription Adherence to the Essential Drugs List Of Bangladesh
Seikh Farid Uddin Akter, Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani, Mohammad Yousuf Rathor, Mohd.Aznan Bin Md. Aris, Prof. Md. Abdul Jabbar, \Prof. Saroj Kumar Mazumder

Objective: This descriptive cross sectional study examined the existing pattern of hospital physicians’ drugs prescription adherence to the Essential Drugs List of Bangladesh. Background: The problem of hospital physicians’ drug prescription non-adherence to the Essential Drug List of Bangladesh is a considerable issue. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at outpatient departments of multiple health facilities of different levels: primary to tertiary A total of 920 patients were interviewed and their treatment profiles were examined. Results: The most commonly prescribed drugs were paracetamol, chlorpheniramine, vitamin B complex, amoxicillin, antacid, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin and cotrimoxazole. A notable proportion of prescribed drugs (20.8%) was not in the Essential Drugs List of Bangladesh. Conclusion: Non-adherence to the Essential Drug List reflects that the existing Essential Drugs List of Bangladesh is not comprehensive enough to serve the peoples’ needs and demands at large.

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