Non-regulatory related factors leading to off-label prescribing in children: A concept map

S Balan, Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, V. S.L. Mak

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Abstract

Prescribing a drug outside its licensed recommendations with regards to age, indication, dose, route of administration and formulation(i.e. off-label prescribing), is a common prescribing trend particularly in children. The literature published previously indicated that about 90% of drugs used in children are prescribed off-label and this practice is not only limited to hospitals but also in the community settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1219
Number of pages1221
JournalResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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