Irrational Use of Medicines—A Summary of Key Concepts

@inproceedings{OforiAsenso2016IrrationalUO,
  title={Irrational Use of Medicines—A Summary of Key Concepts},
  author={Richard Ofori-Asenso and Akosua Adom Agyeman},
  booktitle={Pharmacy},
  year={2016}
}
Medicines play an integral part of healthcare delivery. However, they are expensive commodities and account for a significant proportion of overall health expenditure in most countries. Irrational use of medicines is a major challenge facing many health systems across the world. Such practices are likely to lead to poor health delivery that may put patients at risk and result in wastage of scarce resources that could have been used to tackle other pressing health needs. The concept of "rational… CONTINUE READING

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