Padrão de consumo de medicamentos sem prescrição médica na cidade de Porto Alegre, RS Pattern of drug consumption without medical prescription in the city of Porto Alegre, RS

@inproceedings{Vitor2007PadroDC,
  title={Padr{\~a}o de consumo de medicamentos sem prescriç{\~a}o m{\'e}dica na cidade de Porto Alegre, RS Pattern of drug consumption without medical prescription in the city of Porto Alegre, RS},
  author={Ricardo Sozo Vitor and C. Lopes and H. Menezes and Carlos Eduardo Kerkhoff},
  year={2007}
}
Self-medication is a very common prac- tice not only in Brazil but also in other countries. It is defined as medication of oneself without med- ical advice, the patient himself deciding which drug to use. The overall objective of this study is to de- scribe the pattern of drug consumption without medical prescription in the city of Porto Alegre between January and February 2007. It was an observational, transversal, descriptive and prospec- tive study. Seven hundred and forty two individu- als… Expand
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