A PHARMACOECONOMIC STUDY IN TWO TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALS IN ABBOTTABAD

Safeer Khan Khattak, Saif Ullah Mehsud, Irfan Zafar Haider, Musarrat Rauf Burki

Abstract


Background: Pharmacoeconomics has been defined as: the description and analysis of the cost of
drug therapy to health care systems and society. Aim was to observe the Medication Therapy on
the basis of Phamacoeconomics Analysis and to save the economic resources. Methods: This
Descriptive Cross sectional study was conducted at Ayub Teaching Hospital and Combined
Military Hospital, Abbottabad, from May–August 2011. The case histories of 100 patients were
scrutinized thoroughly specially with reference to socioeconomic history, Clinical laboratory tests,
Medication history and treatment at hospital and discharge medications. After their collection,
these case histories were analyzed with respect to Phamacoeconomics and compared with the
world literature. Result: A total of 100 patients were studied. Pharmacoeconomic analysis shows
that in 49 Patients’ medications were according to international standards while in 51 patients’
medications prescribed were irrational. Conclusion: Mutual interaction between physician,
surgeon, other healthcare professionals, and clinical pharmacist is necessary to assure rational
medication therapy and positive response to therapy of each patient.
Keywords: Pharmacoeconomics, Rational Therapy

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