Drug utilization in a general intensive care unit

Intensive Care Medicine
N Buchanan, R D Cane


Drug utilization in 200 general ICU patients was retrospectively studied. One hundred and two different drugs were prescribed with a mean of 7.0 +/- 4.6 drugs/patient. The potential for polypharmacy and drug interactions is discussed, as is the cost of such therapy.


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