Cough mixtures: rational or irrational prescribing in Hong Kong?

  title={Cough mixtures: rational or irrational prescribing in Hong Kong?},
  author={William Chi-wai Wong and James M Dickinson and Cynthia Chan},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={22 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the extent and how cough mixtures are prescribed, and what conditions or specific groups of people would contribute to its prescription in Hong Kong. METHODS Using diagnosis and drug data obtained from logbooks submitted by participants in the diploma in family medicine course between 1999 and 2003, we selected and analysed all patients with a diagnosis of cough or cough-related illnesses as well as cough mixtures that were used to treat them. RESULTS This study… CONTINUE READING

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