Prescribing patterns among medical practitioners in Pune, India.

@article{Kshirsagar1998PrescribingPA,
  title={Prescribing patterns among medical practitioners in Pune, India.},
  author={Meghana Kshirsagar and Deepak Langade and Shailesh Patil and Pralhad Sadashiv Patki},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={
          271-5
        }
}
In 1975 the World Health Assembly requested the Director-General to advise Member States on the selection and procurement of essential drugs corresponding to their national health needs. We report here the results of a study of the prescribing patterns and rational drug utilization of medical practitioners of Pune, an industrial city in the west of India, which was undertaken by analysing their prescriptions. The results indicated a lack of rational prescribing practices by a significant number… CONTINUE READING

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