Academic detailing as a possible source of drug information in the context of Nepal: a short review

Khanal, Saval, Palaian, Subish, Shankar, P. Ravi, Mishra, Pranaya and Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed (2009) Academic detailing as a possible source of drug information in the context of Nepal: a short review. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 3 4: 1697-1703.

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Author Khanal, Saval
Palaian, Subish
Shankar, P. Ravi
Mishra, Pranaya
Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed
Title Academic detailing as a possible source of drug information in the context of Nepal: a short review
Journal name Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0973-709X
2249-782X
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 1697
End page 1703
Total pages 7
Place of publication Delhi, India
Publisher Premchand Shantidevi Research Foundation
Language eng
Abstract The source of unbiased drug information is an integral part of evidence based practice. The status of evidence based practice in Nepal is very poor. One of the major factors associated with it, is the limited availability of new literature, and poor documentation and dissemination of the little available information. Academic detailing is an educational outreach program in which a trained health professional visits clinicians in their offices to provide evidence based information. So, there is a huge scope for academic detailing as a means to disseminate the available information in the context of Nepal. Research done worldwide has already shown improvement in the clinicians’ knowledge, their attitude and practice, improvement in their prescribing patterns and an increase in their adherence to clinical guidelines, following academic detailing. In Nepal, there are many topics which can be selected for academic detailing. Topics covering the information regarding newer drugs, diarrhoea treatment guidelines, the rational use of antimicrobials, the rationality of fixed dose combinations, nonsteroidal antinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and specialized devices for the administration of drugs, will be more relevant. Lack of local health statistics, lack of awareness about evidence based practice, challenges from pharmaceutical representatives and a lack of financing capability may be the major limitations for academic detailing in Nepal.
Keyword Academic detailing
Drug information
Evidence based practice
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Pharmacy Publications
 
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