Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004060
Title: Assessment on the quality of prescriptions, prescribed by dental undergraduate students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Writing a prescription is one of the most important steps in the management of a patient. A failure in the appropriate understanding between the patient and the doctor can result as an error in the prescription writing. Error in the prescription can lead to incorrect instruction delivery to the patient which can compromise patient’s health. Aim: The aim of the study is to concentrate and analyze the quality of the prescription, and their written pattern written by students of a dental institute in Chennai. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was done to analyze the quality of prescriptions prescribed by dental students to the patients. The study was conducted in a dental institute in Chennai. A case scenario with a clinical image of the disease condition was presented to the dental students and was asked to write a prescription for the condition. The samples collected were analyzed for their content based on the ideal prescription format, and the results were obtained and tabulated. Results: On analyzing the results, it was seen that some of the details were missing in the prescription such as, patient’s details – name (6%), age (74%), sex (53%), and address (100%) and doctor’s details name (32%), department (78%), signature (5%), and phone number (97%). When legibility is concerned, it was seen that 52% of the prescriptions are very unclear where more than one aspect of the details were missing and 31% were belonged to score 3 in which one aspect of the details was missing. Scores 1 and 2 were very less 2% and 15%, respectively. Conclusion: The present study depicted that most of the prescriptions were inadequate and had many details missing. Students should be taught to write a prescription with good quality by trained doctors to improve the quality of health of the patient

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    M. Ashfaqahmed, R. Vignesh*

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    Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author:   Dr. R. Vignesh, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Ashfaqahmed, R. Vignesh*

    Title:Assessment on the quality of prescriptions, prescribed by dental undergraduate students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1951-1954)
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    Methodology:Error, Legibility, Patient, Prescription
    Research Materials:dental undergraduate students

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Doctor Error Legibility Patient Prescription

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