Drug-related hospitalization at a tertiary teaching center in Lebanon: incidence, associations, and relation to self-medicating behavior.

@article{Major1998DrugrelatedHA,
  title={Drug-related hospitalization at a tertiary teaching center in Lebanon: incidence, associations, and relation to self-medicating behavior.},
  author={Stella C. Major and Salwa Fahmy Badr and Lama Bahlawan and Gul Hassan and T Khogaoghlanian and Raeda Khalil and Alla Melhem and R Richani and Fadi Younes and Joumana Stephan Y{\'e}retzian and Mustafa Khogali and Ramzi Sabra},
  journal={Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={450-61}
}
OBJECTIVE In Lebanon there is very limited restriction on drug use. Accordingly, self-medication is highly prevalent. This study examined the influence of these factors on the development of drug-related illnesses that lead to hospitalization. METHODS Patients admitted to the medical and pediatric wards of a tertiary teaching center in Beirut, Lebanon, over a period of 6 months were interviewed and their charts were reviewed. Admissions attributable to adverse drug reactions or therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 19 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…