Evaluation of drug use in Jordan using WHO patient care and health facility indicators.

@article{Otoom2002EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of drug use in Jordan using WHO patient care and health facility indicators.},
  author={Sameer A Otoom and Anwar Ms Batieha and Hakam Hadidi and Maryam Hasan and K Al-Saudi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4-5},
  pages={544-9}
}
We prospectively studied current drug use in Jordan in 21 primary health care facilities in northern Jordan over a three-month period, using World Health Organization-recommended indicators. Both the mean time spent on physician-patient consultations (3.9 +/- 3.5 minutes) and mean pharmacy dispensing time (28.8 +/- 23.7 seconds) were short, resulting in a mean patient knowledge of prescribed drug dose of 77.7%. No centre had an essential drugs list and/or formulary available. An average of 80… CONTINUE READING