Development and implementation of pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide in a tertiary care Hospital in India
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Volume 6, Number 6, p.450-451 (2014)
Keywords:adolescent, article, child, drug formulary, drug monitoring, economic aspect, female, health care planning, health care policy, human, infant, male, newborn, outcome assessment, Pediatrics, preschool child, school child, tertiary care center
Objective: To collect informational resources and Compilation of Drug information to formulate an Ideal Pediatric Drug Formulary. Formulary is a continually revised compilation of pharmaceuticals (plus important ancillary information) that reflect the current clinical judgment of the medical staff. Hospital formulary is a comprehensive list of every drug and therapeutic agent stocked by the pharmacy of that hospital. Methods: Prospective & developmental study.The study was carried out in Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) a 1200 bedded tertiary care referral hospital in Cochin. Results: The first edition of pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide was published in June 2013 and has been using in Pediatrics & Neonatology department Conclusion: The Pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide is of course first of its kind in the country. It proved to be a reliable guide in individualization of drug therapy and serves as a channel for enhancing clinical efficacy and reducing the untoward outcomes. The drug monographs included in this formulary is indeed a worthful reference resource with all the necessary informations for all pediatric practitioners.
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Aa Sivadas, Aneesh, S. Aa, Koshy, M. Ea, Roshni, P. Rb, and Sasidharan, Pc, “Development and implementation of pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide in a tertiary care Hospital in India”, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, pp. 450-451, 2014.