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World Health Popul. 2006;8(1):62-9.

Morbidity profile, prescribing patterns and working of the community drug programme in a health post in Western Nepal.

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  • 1MD, Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal.


The study was carried out at the Naudanda Health Post over a two-month period (July 15, 2000, to September 15, 2000). The objectives were to obtain information on the demography of patients, morbidity, drug-prescribing patterns and the working of the Community Drug Programme. Acute respiratory infections were the most common illness. Paracetamol was most commonly prescribed and 80.6% of the drugs prescribed were essential drugs.

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