How much acetaminophen do paediatricians prescribe? A survey among Israeli paediatricians

R. Greenberg, Z. Grossman, L. Goldstein, M. Berkovitch, Eran Kozer

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the current practice of Israeli paediatricians regarding acetaminophen dosing. Methods: A cross-sectional survey among 200 paediatricians. The paediatricians were questioned of the recommended dose of acetaminophen, and whether they give prescriptions for acetaminophen and instruct their patients how to use it. Results: The response rate was 36%. When asked on the recommended dose of acetaminophen, 30 (42%) physicians gave doses different from the dose recommended by the Israeli formulary. Thirty (42%) of the paediatricians answered that they usually or always give prescriptions for antipyretics. Conclusions: A large percentage of Israeli paediatricians do not provide parents proper instructions regarding the correct dosing of acetaminophen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Analgesics
  • Guideline adherence
  • Paediatrics

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