A Drug Utilization Study in Post-operative Patients of IPD Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Background: During delivery and postpartum period, antibacterial drugs play a very crucial role. The availability of these drugs can reduce maternal mortality. It is estimated that 350 000 maternal deaths happen worldwide. Infections are the major causes of maternal mortality. WHO reported that infections are responsible for 15% of the worldwide maternal mortality.
Methods: 148 total number of cases were included in this study. Patients aged more than 18 years. Post-operative patients till discharged, in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department were included in this study. This study was conducted in the Department of Pharmacology in collaboration with Gynaecology. Results: In this study 148 total numbers of cases were included. Out of total cases 67.5% were belonged to 21-30 age group followed by 22.3% (31-40),5.4% (>40),4.7% (<20). In our study, we were seen 48.6% cases having LCSC surgery while 17.5% hysterectomy followed by 10.8% dilation & curettage, 10.1% TAH, 9.4% emergency laparotomy, 4.7% TAH with bilateral salpingo-oophorecomy, 4.0% cystectomy, 2.7% wound gap repair & total vaginal hysterectomy & 1.3% cervical biopsy.
Conclusions: These studies conclude that broader evaluation of safety and efficacy of drug prescription in surgical wards of a teaching hospital. Cost effective treatment is required to avoid polypharmacy.
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