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A Study of Prescription Practice for Drugs in Rural Area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Using WHO Indicators


  • Nautiyal Himani and Bani PankajDepartment of Pharmacology, Siddhartha Institute of Pharmacy, Dehradun, 248001, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Prajapati HimaniPatient Safety Pharmacovigilance Associate, Department of Pharmacology, YSPGMC, Nahan, Sirmour, 173001, Himanchal Pradesh, India.
  • Shakir SaleemDepartment of Pharmacology, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab 140401, India


Prescription practice, North region, WHO indicators, India


The present study was conducted in a rural area of Dehradun to assess the medicine prescriptions patterns among health facilities in this area using WHO Medication Use indicators. Material and Method: In this study, one hundred patients were interviewed about their socioeconomic statues along with complete medication history and ongoing medications, in a prescribed format. WHO guidelines were used for analyzing the data using Microsoft excel. The study was conducted in danda lakhond a rural area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand.