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Attitudes to prescribing iron supplements in general practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3105669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In response to a postal questionnaire general practitioners in the Southampton and New Forest area indicated a considerable understanding of the principles of iron prescribing and use of laboratory tests to determine iron deficiency. Many respondents, however, chose slow release and compound iron preparations as first treatments for iron deficiency. The role of parenteral iron appeared to be poorly understood. The use of and response to laboratory investigations for iron deficiency were generally appropriate, but many practitioners probably do not check for a response to oral iron sufficiently early during treatment or stop prescribing supplements before iron stores have been replenished. There is scope for further education in the biology and management of iron deficiency in general practice.
Authors:
D G Waller; A G Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  294     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-23     Completed Date:  1987-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drug Utilization
England
Family Practice
Humans
Iron / administration & dosage,  deficiency,  therapeutic use*
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Monitoring, Physiologic
Questionnaires
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-89-6/Iron
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