Service by

Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board About Aims & Scope Editorial Contact


Original Research Open Access


Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital

Suresha K Ramakrishnappa, Sudhakar V Bandi.

Abstract
Background: The newly established drug and poison information center (DPIC) at the Department of Pharmacology, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, located at Devanahalli, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, India, provides drug and poison information services to healthcare professionals (HCP) and to the patients. The DPIC is effectively functioning since 2016.

Aims and Objectives: To assess and evaluate the services delivered by DPIC.

Materials and Methods: A cross‑sectional observational study was conducted over 1-year period (December 2016‑November 2017) to assess the patterns of queries received by DPIC. A total of 147 drug and poison-related information queries were received and answered during the study period. Data analysis was done by GraphPad.

Results: Of the total queries received, majority of queries were from HCP (49%) followed by doctors (42%) and patients (9%). Majority of the queries (82.2%) were received by telephone access/WhatsApp messages (60%). A total of 60.54% queries were related to know the identity, symptoms, antidote, and management of poisoning cases. Most of the queries were for better patient care (88%) and the information was provided verbally for majority of the queries (81%). For most of the poisoning queries (62.9%), the information was provided immediately significantly (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: DPICs can offer drug consultation services for HCP and patients in identifying poisons, symptoms, antidotes and management of poisoning cases and well detect and prevent adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions, etc. Therefore, improve overall patients’ healthcare standards can promote rational therapeutics.

Key words: Poisoning; Drug and Poison Information Center; Antidote; Treatment of Toxic Symptoms; Adverse Drug Reactions


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Export to
Export to
Related Records
 Articles by Suresha K Ramakrishnappa
Articles by Sudhakar V Bandi
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 50
Downloaded: 20
Cited: 0


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Ramakrishnappa SK, Bandi SV. Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018


Web Style

Ramakrishnappa SK, Bandi SV. Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=287347 [Access: February 23, 2018]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Ramakrishnappa SK, Bandi SV. Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Ramakrishnappa SK, Bandi SV. Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



Harvard Style

Ramakrishnappa, S. K. & Bandi, S. V. (2018) Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



Turabian Style

Ramakrishnappa, Suresha K, and Sudhakar V Bandi. 2018. Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



Chicago Style

Ramakrishnappa, Suresha K, and Sudhakar V Bandi. "Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital." doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ramakrishnappa, Suresha K, and Sudhakar V Bandi. "Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital." doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ramakrishnappa, S. K. & Bandi, S. V. (2018) Cross-sectional study evaluating the patterns of queries received by a newly established drug and poison information center in a tertiary care hospital. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.010039012018



AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed In

 

National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology is Indexed in -

EMBASE

Index Copernicus  (ICV 2016: 109)

Index Medicus for SEAR

CAB abstract/Global Health

CINAHL

Hinari

Google Scholar

ScopeMed

Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory

Indian Science Abstracts

Open J- Gate

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

NewJour

PSOAR

InformIndia

EBSCO Publishing Electronic Database

Genamics JournalSeek

ProQuest

Index Scholar

SafetyLit

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

Gale's Health Reference Center

Gale Info Trac

Gale Academic Onefile

Ind Medica

Scirus

Scientific Publication Index

Scientific Resources Database

Recent Science Index

Scholarly Journals Index

Directory of Academic Resources

Elite Scientific Journals Archives

Current Index to Scholarly Journals

Digital Journals Database

Academic Papers Database

Contemporary Research Index

Ayush Web Portal

CiteFactor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Membership

World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Dallas, Texas, USA

 

Journal Listed in

ICMJE- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

HIFA 2015 – Healthcare Information for All by 2015, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, UK 

 

 


The articles in this Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.