Common prescriptions in ambulatory care in Lebanon.

  title={Common prescriptions in ambulatory care in Lebanon.},
  author={Ghassan N Hamadeh and Lori M. Dickerson and Bassem Roberto Saab and Stella C. Major},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={35 5},
OBJECTIVE To describe prescribing practices of family physicians in a staff model health maintenance organization at a university health center in Lebanon and estimate costs of such practices for common diseases. METHODS All prescriptions issued between July 1, 1997, and June 30, 1998, were prospectively collected. The diagnoses made by physicians at each encounter were recorded, and the total price of medications prescribed was calculated. The core prescribing indicators as defined by the… CONTINUE READING

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