Study of drug utilization, morbidity pattern and cost of hypolipidemic agents in a tertiary care hospital

@inproceedings{Patel2013StudyOD,
  title={Study of drug utilization, morbidity pattern and cost of hypolipidemic agents in a tertiary care hospital},
  author={Kamlesh Patel and Harsh Manishbhai Joshi and Chintan Khandhedia and Hemanshi Shah and Kartik Nitinbhai Shah and Varsha Jitendra Patel},
  year={2013}
}
Background: Data on the extent of use and costs of lipid-lowering agents are not widely available. Our aim was to study the drug utilization and morbidity pattern, cost of different hypolipidemic drugs along with the risk assessment for coronary heart disease. Methods: A fter approval of protocol by the Institutional Review Board, an observational, prospective study was carried out in 300 patients using NCEP and ATP III Guidelines-2002 for evaluation of presence or absence of risk factors for… CONTINUE READING