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Relationship between consultation length and rational prescribing of drugs in gorgan city, islamic Republic of Iran

Khori, V. and Changizi, S. and Biuckians, E. and Keshtkar, A. and Alizadeh, A.M. and Mohaghgheghi, A.M. and Rabie, M.R. (2012) Relationship between consultation length and rational prescribing of drugs in gorgan city, islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (5). pp. 480-486. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Doctors with longer consultation times tend to diagnose illnesses more precisely, prescribe fewer drugs and present better health advice to their patients. The aim of this study was to measure the average consultation time of general practitioners in Gorgan, Islamic Republic of Iran and to investigate the factors affecting consultation length, especially in relation to rational prescribing of drugs. Data were collected on 620 patient consultations with 62 randomly selected general practitioners. Mean consultation length was 6.9 (SD 2.6) minutes. Patient factors that were significantly associated with a longer mean duration of consultation time were: higher number of health problems, older age and fewer items of previously used drugs. Physician factors that were significantly associated with a longer mean consultation time were: younger age, higher numbers of items prescribed and injectable drugs prescribed, frequency of interruptions and higher workload.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English; French [Field not mapped to EPrints] ST - Relation entre la durée des consultations et la prescription rationnelle de médicaments dans la ville de gorgan (République islamique d’Iran) [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Cardiovascular Research Centre, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Cancer Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Mathematics, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, adult, aged, Article, child, consultation, consultation length, cross-sectional study, female, follow up, general practitioner, human, infant, Iran, major clinical study, male, newborn, patient satisfaction, prescription, questionnaire
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 09:53
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2053

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