Patient knowledge about drugs prescribed at primary healthcare facilities


Akici A. , Kalaca S., Ugurlu M. Ü. , Toklu H., Iskender E., Oktay S.

PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol.13, no.12, pp.871-876, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pds.1020
  • Title of Journal : PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.871-876
  • Keywords: drug name, patient knowledge, prescription, medication, rational drug use

Abstract

Objective Providing adequate information to the patients about their drugs is an essential principle of rational pharmacotherapy. This study investigates the knowledge of general practice patients about their drugs, since the level of knowledge of the patient about the medication is highly associated with the outcome of the therapy.