A Questionnaire Based Survey to Assess the Knowledge about Rational Use of Medicine among Interns in a Tertiary Care Centre

Prasannakumari, M Shanthi, Ahil
2015 International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)   unpublished
Aims & Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of rational drug prescribing pattern in interns in tertiary care centre. Methods: A pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire was designed. 100 interns were instructed for completing the questionnaire. Results: About 58% of the interns were aware of Rational Use of Medicines. 33% knowledgeable about Essential drug list, 28% about Essential medicine, 54% about P drugs. 30 % claimed to practice rationally. Conclusion: Adequate prescribing knowledge is a
more » ... ing knowledge is a basic requirement for rational prescribing. Educational interventions to promote rational use of medicine should be organized regularly to promote implementation of these concepts.