Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Dermatology


A Study On Drug Utilisation Pattern In Dermatology Opd With Cost Analysis In A Teaching Hospital, Chennai

S. Sakthidharan; D. Sheela

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3496-3503

Skin is the part of integumentary system ( The integumentary system is an organ system consisting of the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands. The skin is merely a couple of millimeters thick yet is far and away the most important organ within the body. The retrospective analysis of dermatology OPD record of 6 months ( 1st February 2020 to 31st July 2020) was carried out during the study period. The proforma for collecting data was designed. Demographic details , diagnosis and Given for each patients were recorded. The data collected was condensed, and the most chart was prepared for Data analysis.During the study period,a total of 400 patients case records were studied and analysed. Out of 400 patients, 276 patients were male, and 124 patients were female. A maximum number of patients in the age group 31 to 40 years (96), followed by (152) Of patients in the age group 21 to 30 years.The average cost per prescription was 140.5. the average hospital pharmacy cost per prescription was 35.6. the average outside pharmacy cost per prescription was 130.2.To conclude the prescription should be rational and hospital guidelines should be followed in consideration of patient’s financial status.