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Article: Cough mixtures: Rational or irrational prescribing in Hong Kong?

TitleCough mixtures: Rational or irrational prescribing in Hong Kong?
Authors
KeywordsChemicals And Cas Registry Numbers
Issue Date2005
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Family Practice, 2005, v. 22 n. 4, p. 381-382 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To investigate the extent and how cough mixtures are prescribed, and what conditions or specific groups of people would contribute to its prescription in Hong Kong. Methods. Using diagnosis and drug data obtained from logbooks submitted by participants in the diploma in family medicine course between 1999 and 2003, we selected and analysed all patients with a diagnosis of cough or cough-related illnesses as well as cough mixtures that were used to treat them. Results. This study confirmed that cough-related illnesses were common in the Hong Kong primary care setting and cough mixtures were used quite liberally irrespective of the patients' age and sex. Combination preparations accounted for over half of the prescriptions and cough mixture was used less in severe cases when antibiotics were given. Private doctors working in the public sector. Conclusion. Given the current health care system, inappropriate and over-prescribing of cough mixtures can be improved by promoting health education and awareness among patients seeking medical help for this common medical condition. © The Author (2005). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132450
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.022
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.048
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:42Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationFamily Practice, 2005, v. 22 n. 4, p. 381-382en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0263-2136en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132450-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. To investigate the extent and how cough mixtures are prescribed, and what conditions or specific groups of people would contribute to its prescription in Hong Kong. Methods. Using diagnosis and drug data obtained from logbooks submitted by participants in the diploma in family medicine course between 1999 and 2003, we selected and analysed all patients with a diagnosis of cough or cough-related illnesses as well as cough mixtures that were used to treat them. Results. This study confirmed that cough-related illnesses were common in the Hong Kong primary care setting and cough mixtures were used quite liberally irrespective of the patients' age and sex. Combination preparations accounted for over half of the prescriptions and cough mixture was used less in severe cases when antibiotics were given. Private doctors working in the public sector. Conclusion. Given the current health care system, inappropriate and over-prescribing of cough mixtures can be improved by promoting health education and awareness among patients seeking medical help for this common medical condition. © The Author (2005). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofFamily Practiceen_HK
dc.subjectChemicals And Cas Registry Numbersen_US
dc.titleCough mixtures: Rational or irrational prescribing in Hong Kong?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/fampra/cmi030en_HK
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