Antihypertensive drug utilization at health centres in a district of Istanbul

  title={Antihypertensive drug utilization at health centres in a district of Istanbul},
  author={Ahmet Akici and Sibel Kalaça and {\"U}mit Uğurlu and Hale Zerrin Toklu and Şule Oktay},
  journal={Pharmacy World & Science},
Since irrational use of antihypertensives has considerable clinical and economical consequences, this study was conducted to evaluate antihypertensive drug utilization in hypertension at seven State Health Centres in Istanbul. A total of 297 hypertensive patients who accepted to␣participate in the study were evaluated by a face-to-face questionnaire and a copy of their prescriptions were collected for prescription analysis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (31.7%), calcium channel… CONTINUE READING


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 33 references

a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

M Pahor, BM Psaty, +4 authors therapies et al. Health outcomes associated with calcium ant antihypertensive
Lancet 2000; 356: 1949–1954 Pharm World Sci • 2007
View 1 Excerpt

Academic detailing to improve antihypertensive prescribing patterns.

American journal of hypertension • 2003
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…