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Does the Essential Medicines Policy Succeed in China? Empirical Study on Rational Medicine Use in Primary Health Care Institutions
Yin S.; Song Y.; Bian Y.
2014
Source PublicationTherapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science
ISSN21684804 21684790
Volume48Issue:6Pages:689-695
AbstractThis study investigated outpatient prescription medicines use in primary health care institutions to evaluate the impact of the essential medicines policy on rational medicines use. Data were collected from primary health care institutions in 4 province-level areas of different socioeconomic status in China. Around the policy implementation, the numbers of various medicines used per prescription were compared by t test and 1-way analysis of variance, and the proportions of prescriptions with antibiotics, injections, or hormones were compared by chi-square test. After the policy implementation, the numbers of all medicines and antibiotics used per prescription dropped, and the number of essential medicines used per prescription increased in all 4 areas. The percentage of prescriptions with injections declined in all 4 areas, but the percentages of prescriptions with antibiotics or hormones witnessed different status in different areas. To a certain degree, the essential medicines policy in China has taken effect on rational medicines use but needs development.
KeywordChina essential medicines policy health care system reform primary health care rational medicine use
DOI10.1177/2168479014527748
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Language英語
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
AffiliationUniversidade de Macau
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Yin S.,Song Y.,Bian Y.. Does the Essential Medicines Policy Succeed in China? Empirical Study on Rational Medicine Use in Primary Health Care Institutions[J]. Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science,2014,48(6):689-695.
APA Yin S.,Song Y.,&Bian Y..(2014).Does the Essential Medicines Policy Succeed in China? Empirical Study on Rational Medicine Use in Primary Health Care Institutions.Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science,48(6),689-695.
MLA Yin S.,et al."Does the Essential Medicines Policy Succeed in China? Empirical Study on Rational Medicine Use in Primary Health Care Institutions".Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science 48.6(2014):689-695.
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