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dc.contributor.authorBesa, C.
dc.contributor.authorSiziya, S.
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-16T10:25:54Z
dc.date.available2019-04-16T10:25:54Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBesa, C. and Siziya, S. (2017). Medical Prescription Pitfalls of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Government Healthcare Facilities in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia. 44 (1)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/5843
dc.descriptionIdentifying pitfalls in medical prescriptions of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in government healthcare facilities in Zambia.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this evaluation was to identify pitfalls in medical prescriptions of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in government healthcare facilities in Zambia. Design: This was a cross sectional and government healthcare facilities were conveniently sampled. Main outcome measures: Rate of compliance to Zambia national prescribing guidelines. Results: A total of 42 (75.0%) out of 56 students participated in the survey of whom 66.7% were males. Findings in this study has demonstrated significant drug misuse and over-prescription as participants were healthy individuals. Only 75.6% of prescriptions indicated patient's name and very small proportions of prescriptions (11.5%) indicated patients' address. In addition, relatively small proportion of prescriptions (68.8%) had generic names and many prescriptions (58.1%) had large blank spaces left. Furthermore, relatively large proportion of prescriptions were not signed (10.7%) and not dated (12.0%). Almost half of the prescriptions (47.6%) did not show prescribers' names and only small proportions of prescriptions had precribers' identification number (24.0%) and address or department (21.5%) indicated.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMedical Journal of Zambia. 44 (1)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMedical Journal of Zambia. 44 (1);
dc.subjectPrescription Drug Misuse--Zambiaen
dc.subjectPrescription Medicine Misuse,Urinary Tract Infections--Zambiaen
dc.subjectClinical Pharmacology,Urinary Tract Infections--Zambiaen
dc.titleMedical Prescription Pitfalls of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Government Healthcare Facilities in Zambiaen
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