A study of prescribing pattern of analgesics in a tertiary care hospital
Bindesh Dadi, D Rama Brahma Reddy, GY Srawan Kumar, K Durga Prasad
Background: Drug utilization pattern of Analgesics in pain management plays an important role in medical practice, and physicians frequently prescribe analgesics to improve clinical outcomes and patient’s quality of life. Chronic pain is a common public health problem that has a detrimental impact on patient health, quality of life, and function, and poses a substantial socioeconomic burden. Objective: The study was carried in private hospitals to assess the drug utilization pattern of analgesics. The main objective is to control the irrational use of analgesics. Materials & Methods: The current study was a prospective observational study of analgesic activity in the department of general medicine, conducted in tertiary care hospital (coastal care hospital) located in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The data collection study was conducted between October 2020 to March 2021. In this study enrolled 1000 patients who were prescribed with analgesics from both outpatient and inpatient department. The data includes patient demographic details, analgesics, diagnosis, dosing, frequency and other parameters in the hospitals. The inclusion standards had been age of >18 years, of both gender, affected person present process foremost surgeries, affected person receiving in-affected person care with inside the departments of surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, and ENT, patients having comorbidities along with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The exclusion standards had been minor surgical instances, being pregnant and lactation, medicolegal, affected person receiving in-affected person care in cardiothoracic, ophthalmic, neurosurgical, pediatric surgical, obstetrics departments, postoperative deaths earlier than discharge, affected person who discharged in opposition to clinical advice, affected person noted different hospitals, incomplete statistics had been excluded. Results: The total number of 1000 patients were assessed in our case study, in this male (502) proximity is more compare with female (498), as well as opioids usage also more in males (98) compare with females (83).Take consideration of age group between 40-49 (243) age group people take more analgesics then other. Conclusion: Clinical pharmacist and clinician should develop several safe and effective pain regimens based on estimation of anticipated pain intensity better management of chronic pain among patients could lead to improvements in health status, functioning and improves the quality of life.
Bindesh Dadi, D Rama Brahma Reddy, GY Srawan Kumar, K Durga Prasad. A study of prescribing pattern of analgesics in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 13-17