Evaluation of indicators of drugs: the importance for quality prescription
Keywords:Indicadores de Prescrição. Prescrição Médica. Uso Racional de Medicamentos. Farmacoepidemiologia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) proposed in 1993, the construction of indicators drug use as a pharmacological strategy to ensure quality, efficiency in the use of available resources and promote the rational use of medicines.
Objective: To review the requirements of the medical clinic of the Hospital of the Restoration-Recife, using prescribing indicators recommended by WHO, as follows: The average number of prescription drugs, the percentage of drugs prescribed by generic name and percentage of prescription drugs based on standardization of the hospital.
Method: The study is a quantitative, exploratory, with descriptive elements pharmacoepidemiological discussion. Data were collected prospectively through the duplicates of prescriptions dispensed by the pharmacy.
Results: The study examined 1,138 prescriptions for the month of June 2009, from which we calculated the prescribing indicators and analyzed according to WHO recommendations. Medical Clinic in HR are prescribed an average of 7.5 drugs / prescription, the result is considered high, according to the WHO more than five prescription drugs is already considered poly medication, 64% was the number of generic prescription, the recommended SUS is that all prescriptions must be prescribed by generic name. For standardization, 87.3% of the drugs listed in the manual of standardization, which indicates satisfaction and knowledge of standardization on the part of prescribers.
Conclusion: The requirements of clinical medical need to improve their quality. It is expected that the results found in this study may raise awareness among doctors and it becomes necessary to implement measures aimed at training these professionals.
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