Borkell Jóhannesson

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The concept of self-management in healthcare includes disease prevention, self-diagnosis, self-treatment and appropriate consultation with health care practitioners. Within the context of childrens' ailments the decision-maker will usually be a carer. The aim of this study was to examine carers' management of minor childhood ailments within urban and rural(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of diseases increases with age and so does use of medications. Thus illness related to medications use does also become more prevalent. This study aims at evaluating medications of elderly people admitted to an acute care hospital, and demonstrate adverse reactions and quality indicators. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a study of(More)
Adulterated alcoholic beverages are legal alcoholic products that have been illicitly tampered with, for instance, by criminally diluting them with water, purposely putting them into new containers to conceal their true origin or adding toxic substances to manipulate the qualities of alcoholic beverages. The collection of cases at the Department of(More)
AIMS To investigate the effect of guidelines and supervision of the prescription of antimicrobial agents at Reykjavik Hospital on the cost and the amount used of these agents. MATERIAL AND METHODS The investigation was conducted from 1994 to 1997. Guidelines were issued for the prescription of antimicrobial agents in empirical treatment and for(More)
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