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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038

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DIEZ CORDOVA, Jorge P et al. Estado de la prescripción de medicamentos en la atención primaria de salud de Ciudad de La Habana,1997. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1999, vol.15, n.2, pp.140-150. ISSN 0864-2125.

This cross-sectional study was designed to characterize drug preacription in Primary Health Care in Havana City. To this end, a sample of 4 municipalities (Centro Habana, Arroyo Naranjo, Playa and Guanabacoa) was selected at random by a combined sampling based on the technique of clusters proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). 2 400 individuals entered the study. A questionnarie was designed by previously trained survey ors and applied to each patient. The variables needed for the calculation of indicators were collected. 18 % of the patients attended at the physician’s office did not receive any prescription. The most prescribed drugs at the family physician’s office in the capital were the analgesics (34.6 %) followed by the antibiotics (23.7 %). The average prescription by visit was 1.3. 19.6 % of first certificates were issued in Havana City. More than 98 % of the persons that attended the family physician’s office felt satisfied with the attention received

Palabras clave : ACCIDENTAL FALLS [prevention & control]; WOUNDS AND INJURIES [epidemiology].

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