An evaluation of the prescribing patterns for under-five patients at a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital in Sierra Leone

@inproceedings{Cole2015AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the prescribing patterns for under-five patients at a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital in Sierra Leone},
  author={Christine Princess Cole and Peter Bai James and Alusine Tommy Kargbo},
  booktitle={Journal of basic and clinical pharmacy},
  year={2015}
}
PURPOSE There is limited information on pediatric prescribing in Sierra Leone. This study evaluated prescribing patterns for under-five patients at Ola During Children's Hospital (ODCH) and assessed the extent of rational prescribing. METHODS A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective study of 294 prescriptions, selected by systematic random sampling was conducted at the outpatient department of ODCH. The World Health Organisation prescribing indicators were analyzed using the SPSS package… CONTINUE READING
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