International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017


A Questionnaire Based Survey to Assess the Knowledge about Rational Use of Medicine among Interns in a Tertiary Care Centre

Dr. Prasannakumari.S | Dr. M. Shanthi M.D | Dr. M. S Ahil M.D | Dr. Parameswari.R M.D


Abstract: AIMS & OBJECTIVE To evaluate the knowledge of rational drug prescribing pattern in interns in tertiary care centre. METHODS A pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire was designed.100 interns were instructed for completing the questionnaire. RESULTS About 58 % of the interns were aware of Rational Use of Medicines.33 % knowledgeable about Essential drug list, 28 % about Essential medicine, 54 % about P drugs.30 % claimed to practice rationally. CONCLUSION Adequate prescribing knowledge is a basic requirement for rational prescribing. Educational interventions to promote rational use of medicine should be organized regularly to promote implementation of these concepts.


Keywords: Rational use of medicine, prescribing skills, essential drug list


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,


Pages: 962 - 964


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