Patient self-prescribing vs. requesting advice at drug stores: do dispensing patterns differ?
- At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
- Type: Poster
- By: SUTTAJIT, Siritree (Mahasarakham University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham, Thailand)
- Co-author(s): Wagner, Anita (Harvard Medical School, MA, United States of America)
Tantipidoke, Ruangthip (Chulalongkorn University, BANGKOK, Thailand)
Sitthi-amorn (Chulalongkorn University, BANGKOK, Thailand)
Ross-Degnan (Harvard Medical School, MA, United States of America)
Aim: To measure whether dispensing patterns for adults with upper respiratory infections (URIs) differ when patients purchase self-prescribed medicines compared to when medicines are recommended by drug sellers, in order to design appropriate interventions to improve care.
Methods: We interviewed 779 adults (>18 yrs) with URIs within the 2.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.