Descriptive and drug utilization studies

Natasa Gisev, Janet Sluggett

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Abstract

Drug utilization studies aim to increase our understanding of how medicines are being used in society, ensuring that medicines are used in an appropriate or rational manner. As a field of research, drug utilization studies have evolved over time and there are now a number of methodological approaches and applications. This chapter provides an overview of the origin and scope of drug utilization studies as a field of research, as well as the key steps and methodological aspects to consider when undertaking drug utilization studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherElsevier
Chapter202
Pages344-355
Number of pages12
Volume1
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127353
ISBN (Print)9780128127360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Analytical
  • Cross-sectional
  • Defined daily doses
  • Descriptive
  • Drug use evaluation
  • Drug utilization
  • Incidence
  • Longitudinal
  • Medicines
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Prevalence

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