Varsha Sargwan


Objective-To determine drug utilisation pattern in outpatient departments in surgery OPD of King George's Medical University, Lucknow
Material and methods- This was an open label, prospective, cross-sectional, observational study conducted in Outpatient Department (OPD) of
surgery.The sample size was kept 400 in department in accordance with the World Health Organization manual Study. Data was expressed as
mean±SD, frequency, range and percentages. No statistical hypothesis was tested
Result: After compiling the data, overall review shows average number of drugs as 5 and standard deviation with ± 1.4.Drugs by generic name as
1%. Antibiotics prescribed are 45% and 19% drugs from essential drug list. Counters with injection prescribed are 4%. According to the data,
maximum numbers of drugs were greater than four. Maximum percentage of drugs prescribed per prescription is greater than four i.e., 49% and
minimum is 2% with zero number of drugs in a prescription in surgery OPD.


Rational drugs,generic name,cross sectional study.

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