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Reducing use of injections through interactional group discussions: a randomized controlled trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19736370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether interactional group discussions could reduce prescriptions of injections by physicians.
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial.
SETTING: Rural public health care facilities, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India.
SUBJECTS: 72 medical officers, 36 each in intervention and control groups.
INTERVENTION: Interactional group discussions.
OUTCOME MEASURE: Proportion of prescriptions including at least one injection.
RESULTS: In the intervention group, 249 of 1,080 prescriptions (23%) included at least one injection compared with 79 of 1,080 prescriptions (7%) before and after the intervention, respectively. (RR: 0.32, 95% CI: 0.25-0.40). In the control group, 231 of 1,080 prescriptions (21%) included at least one injection before the intervention vs 178 of 1,080 prescriptions (16%) after the intervention (RR 0.77, 95% CI: 0.65-0.92).
CONCLUSION: Interactional group discussions reduce prescription of injections.
R Bhunia; Y Hutin; R Ramkrishnan; P K Ghosh; S Dey; M Murhekar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-09-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0974-7559     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-03     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Education, Medical, Continuing*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Injections* / statistics & numerical data,  utilization
Comment In:
Indian Pediatr. 2010 May;47(5):399-400   [PMID:  20519786 ]

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