A baseline survey on use of drugs at the primary health care level in Bangladesh.

@article{Guyon1994ABS,
  title={A baseline survey on use of drugs at the primary health care level in Bangladesh.},
  author={Anouchka Guyon and Apurba Barman and Jalal Uddin Ahmed and Alim Uddin Ahmed and Mohammad Shafiul Alam},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={
          265-71
        }
}
The drug use pattern and the quality of care were assessed in 80 public sector facilities throughout rural Bangladesh. A total of 40 thana health complexes and 40 union subcentres, the lowest level in primary health care facilities, were selected at random. A total of 2880 prescriptions, consultations, and drug-dispensing practices were studied, and the availability and use of essential drugs and of the essential drugs list were recorded. The average consulting time (54 seconds), the proportion… CONTINUE READING

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