[Prescription and patient-care indicators in healthcare services].

@article{Santos2004PrescriptionAP,
  title={[Prescription and patient-care indicators in healthcare services].},
  author={V{\^a}nia dos Santos and S M Nitrini},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          819-26
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the therapeutic practice of allopathic physicians and to evaluate the outpatient care provided to patients in healthcare facilities. METHODS The study was conducted in Ribeirão Preto, southeastern Brazil. World Health Organization drug use indicators were used as a methodological basis. Our sample comprised 10 healthcare facilities, with 6,692 prescriptions written by clinicians and pediatricians for the analysis of prescription indicators and 30 patients of each… Expand
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