|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2019|
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.
- Defined daily doses
- Drug use evaluation
- Drug utilization