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International Conferences on Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM)


ICIUM 1997 Home programme addresses acknowledgments schedule conference organization
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Posters 1 Posters 2 Posters 3 Posters 4



List of presentations in small group sessions
Session 2: Improving use of medicines by health providers


Group 2A: Medical Training Interventions

Group 2B: In-Service Training Strategies

Group 2C: Interventions in the Hospital Setting

Group 2D: Social Influence Strategies

Group 2E: Interventions Relying on Supervision or Audit/Feedback

Group 2F: Standard Treatment Guideline Implementation

Group 2G: Special Topics in Hospital Interventions



Group 2A: Medical Training Interventions
2A-1. Teaching critical appraisal of medicinal drug promotions in medical school, Alvero RGY, Panganiban D, Presenter: Alvero RGY

2A-2. A rational drug use training program for undergraduate therapeutics teachers, Barnes KI, Presenter: Barnes KI

2A-3. Intervention study to reduce prescription cost in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Mabadeje AFB, Taylor O, Abiose AK, Presenter: Mabadeje AI B

2A-4. Teaching medical students to critically assess drug advertisements, Suryawati S, Santoso B, Presenter: Suryawati S

Group 2B: In-Service Training Strategies
2B-1. The impact of three forms of educational interventions on dispensing practices, Ameyaw MM, Ofori-Adjei D, Presenter: Ofori-Adjei D

2B-2. Improving rational prescribing of physicians: an educational approach for acute diarrhoea in children in Jakarta, Gani L, Tangkilisan A, Pujilestari L, Presenter: Gani L

2B-3. Small-group intervention in improving appropriate drug use in acute diarrhoea, Santoso B, Suryawati S, Prawitasari JE, Ross-Degnan D, Presenter: Santoso B

2B-4. The impact of problem-based rational drug use training on prescribing practices, cost reallocations and savings in primary care facilities, Widyastuti S, Dwiprahasto I, Andajaningsih, Bakri Z, Presenter: Widyastuti S

Group 2C: Interventions in the Hospital Setting
2C-1. Drug use studies and the impact of small group in-service training on improving the use of drugs: a case study of three mission hospitals in Kenya, Gitau LN, Presenter: Gitau LN

2C-2. Effect of multiple interventions on cefotaxime use in Lampang Provincial Hospital, Jakrawantana WK. Yinsaeree SN. Auttapracha AN, Presenter: Jakrawantana WK

2C-3. Prescribing audit with feedback intervention in six regional hospitals and Mulago Referral Teaching Hospital, Uganda, Ogwal-Okeng JW, Anokbonggo WW, Birungi H, Presenter: Ogwal-Okeng JW

2C-4. A randomized trial of opinion leader plus performance feedback to improve quality of care for acute myocardial infarction, Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ. Gurwitz J et al., Presenter: Soumerai SB

Group 2D: Social Influence Strategies
2D-1. ARI Case management training for appropriate use of antibiotics: the Nicaragua case, Corraies GA, Saenz CJ, Hugh M, Presenter: Corrales GA

2D-2. Interactional group discussion: an innovative behavioral intervention to reduce the use of injections in public health facilities, Hadiyono IEP. Suryawati S. Danu SS, Sunartono, Santoso B, Presenter: Hadiyono JEP

2D-3. Impact evaluation of self-monitoring of drug use indicators in health facilities: experiences from Gunungkidul, Indonesia, Sunartono, Danminto, Suryawati S, Prawitasari J, Bimo, Santoso B, Presenter: Sunartono

2D-4. Improving doctors' performance through continuing group learning facilitated by pharmacists - a context specific approach? Wahistrom R, Tomson G, Diwan VK, Presenter: Wahistrom R

Group 2E: Interventions Relying on Supervision or Audit/Feedback
2E-1. Combating the growth of resistance to antibiotics: antibiotic dose as an indicator for rational drug use, Chalker J, Phuong NK, Presenter: Chalker J

2E-2. Improved physician compliance with national ARI Guidelines following a workshop on ARI and prescribing audits in El Salvador health facilities, Chaves Matamoros A, Lee D, Castano C, Fisher M, Rosales O, Bellegarige B, Presenter: Lee D

2E-3. Better primary health care delivery through strengthening the existing supervision/monitoring system, Kafle KK, Pradhan YMS, Shrestha AD, Karkee SB, Das PL, Shrestha N, Prasad RR, Presenter: Kafle KK

2E-4. Multi-feedback approach to rational drug use: using inpatient drug use indicators as an intervention tool, Thuo MH, Presenter: Thuo MH

Group 2F: Standard Treatment Guideline Implementation
2F-1. Improvement of prescribing practices after launching ARI project, Choudhury SAR, Baqui QBOF, Presenter: Choudhury SAR

2F-2. Effect of standard treatment guidelines with or without prescription audit on prescribing for diarrhoea and acute respiratory infection in some government health facilities of Bangladesh, Chowdhury AKA, Khan OF, Matin MA, Khadiza B, Galib MA, Presenter: Chowdhury AKA

2F-3. Rational drug use in rural health units of Uganda: effect of national standard treatment guidelines on rational drug use, Kafuko JM, Zirabamuzaale C. Bagenda D, Presenter: Bonabana A

2F-4. Impact of pilot intervention (standard treatment guidelines, training) on prescribing patterns in Dar es Salaam, Wiedenmayer K. Mtasiwa D, Majapa N, Lorenz N, Presenter: Wiedenmayer K

Group 2G: Special Topics in Hospital Interventions
2G-1. Successful implementation of a protocol for antibiotic prophylaxis during surgery using "immediate concurrent feedback", Seto WH, Ching TY, Kumana CR, I lo JWC, Chiu KY, Presenter: Seto WH

2G-2. Hospital drug formularies and drug therapy guidelines, Presenter: Moulds R

2G-3. Drug prescribing restrictions, Presenter: Burkitt DJ

2G-4. Immediate concurrent feedback as a means of influencing hospital use of anti-ulcer drugs, Kumana CR, Ching TY. Cheung E, Yuen M, Chan CK, Chu KM, Seto WH. Lam SK, Presenter: Kumana CR