Assist.Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Mangalagiri, Guntur, AP, India
Prescribing Pattern and Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation of Antihypertensive
Drugs at a Tertiary Care Hospital
Author(s): Prasanth CH*, Sathish Kumar V, Akhila M and Swathi V
Aim and Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate anti-hypertensive drug prescription pattern and cost analysis in tertiary care hospital. Hypertension is one of the major chronic diseases resulting in high mortality and morbidity these days. Clinical pharmacists can play a role in pharmaceutical cost management by providing an outlook to the physicians for prescribing cost-effective choices of drugs when it is clinically appropriate. Despite broad dissemination of the JNC guidelines, prescribing practices have long remained discrepant with recommendations.
Methodology: An observational and cross-sectional prospective. Was conducted in General Medicine department in tertiary care hospital for a period of 6 months. The study group consists of 200 patients, both males, and females diagnosed with hypertension and co-morbid conditions... Read More»