Compliance with good practice in prescription writing at outpatient clinics in Saudi Arabia.

  title={Compliance with good practice in prescription writing at outpatient clinics in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Yacoub M. Irshaid and Mohamed Al Homrany and Anwar A Hamdi and Keneth K Adjepon-Yamoah and Ahmed A Mahfouz},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={11 5-6},
A sample of prescription orders received from outpatient departments by a hospital pharmacy in Asir, Saudi Arabia, were analysed over 1 year for the essential elements of prescriptions. The prescriber's name, address and signature were on 83.3%, 9.6% and 81.9% of prescriptions respecti-vely. The patient's name, age and sex were on 94.6%, 77.3% and 51.3%. No prescription contained the patient's address and weight. Generic drug names were used in only 15.1% and strength of medication and dose… CONTINUE READING

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