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OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006

Danijela Štimac ; Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Dr. Andrija Štampar Institute for Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Josip Čulig

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (303 KB) str. 56-64 preuzimanja: 328* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Štimac, D. i Čulig, J. (2009). OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006. Psychiatria Danubina, 21 (1), 56-64. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746
MLA 8th Edition
Štimac, Danijela i Josip Čulig. "OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 21, br. 1, 2009, str. 56-64. https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746. Citirano 04.12.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Štimac, Danijela i Josip Čulig. "OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006." Psychiatria Danubina 21, br. 1 (2009): 56-64. https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746
Harvard
Štimac, D., i Čulig, J. (2009). 'OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006', Psychiatria Danubina, 21(1), str. 56-64. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746 (Datum pristupa: 04.12.2020.)
Vancouver
Štimac D, Čulig J. OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006. Psychiatria Danubina [Internet]. 2009 [pristupljeno 04.12.2020.];21(1):56-64. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746
IEEE
D. Štimac i J. Čulig, "OUTPATIENT UTILIZATION OF PSYCHOPHARMACEUTICALS IN THE CITY OF ZAGREB 2001-2006", Psychiatria Danubina, vol.21, br. 1, str. 56-64, 2009. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746. [Citirano: 04.12.2020.]

Sažetak
Background: A comprehensive insight into drug utilization as an economic and primarily a public health issue can only be acquired in the context of overall health state of the respective population. The objectives of the study were: 1) to determine the real outpatient utilization of psychopharmaceuticals in Zagreb, 2) to determine the psychopharmaceutical prescribing quality during the study period; and 3) to propose appropriate interventions in Zagreb on the basis of the results obtained.
Subjects and methods: Data on drug utilization were obtained from all Zagreb pharmacies. The number of defined daily doses (DDD) and number of DDD per 1000 inhabitants per day (DDD/1000/day) were calculated from the number of particular drug packages. The Drug Utilization 90% (DU90%) method was used as a criterion of prescribing quality.
Results: Outpatient utilization of psychopharmaceuticals showed a declining pattern from 115.40 DDD/1000/day in 2001 to 93.15 DDD/1000/day in 2006. Anxiolytics accounted for the majority of this drug group utilization in the City of Zagreb, although the anxiolytic/antidepressant ratio decreased from 7.19 in 2001 to 3.86 in 2006. The utilization of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors showed a 2.5- fold increase and accounted for 90% of overall antidepressant utilization. A 2.5-fold decrease was recorded in the utilization of antipsychotics, while the atypical/typical antipsychotic ratio changed from 1:2 in 2001 to 1.1:1 in 2006.
Conclusion: Despite some improvement observed in the prescribing quality, the predominance of benzodiazepines in the utilization of psychopharmaceuticals points to the need of additional rationalization in the field.

Ključne riječi
psychotropic; drugs; utilization; Zagreb; ATC/DDD methodology

Hrčak ID: 32746

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/32746

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