Drug utilization in community pharmacy.

  title={Drug utilization in community pharmacy.},
  author={Antonio I{\~n}esta},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  volume={17 6},
Drug utilization studies are a powerful means of identifying problem areas in drug consumption. The defined daily dose/1,000 inhabitants/day (DHD), provides an estimate of the proportion of the population who receive drug treatment in ambulatory care at national, regional, local and institutional levels. A new unit and its formula has been developed; defined daily dose/100 consumers/day (DCD), for the determination of drug utilization from community pharmacy allocated in cities where it is… CONTINUE READING

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