Gerhard Fortwengel

Faculty III, Hochschule Hannover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany

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  • Original Article   
    A Systematic Review of the Literature to Assess Self-medication Practices
    Author(s): Dnyanesh Limaye*, Vaidehi Limaye, Gerard Krause and Gerhard Fortwengel

    Background: Self-medication, practiced globally is an important public health problem. Research studies have indicated inappropriate self-medication results in adverse drug reactions, disease masking, and inaccurate diagnosis of disease, increased morbidity, drug interactions, antibiotic resistance and wastage of healthcare resources. Rationale: Several self-medication systematic reviews have been written for specific population like adolescents, elderly population and medical students, etc. or for particular country or for specific disease. As the issue of self-medication and associated antibiotic resistance presents an important global public health problem with a reported worldwide increase in self-medication practices in the last decade, an integration of available global self-medication data could be useful to get a c.. Read More»

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