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Title: An audit of the use of ondansetron in general medical patients.
Other Titles: Letters: An audit of the use of ondansetron in general medical patients.
Authors: Cotton, Penelope J.
Noaman, Samer
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Place of publication: Sydney
Publication Title: Medical Journal of Australia
Volume: 199
Issue: 11
Start Page: 748
End Page: 749
Abstract: A study of antiemetic prescribing to 514 eligible patients at Ballarat Base Hospital revealed that metoclopramide would have been a suitable and appropriate substitute for 104 doses of ondansetron administered to patients identified during the study. Of the 18% of eligible general medical patients only one patient had a documented indication that met the recommended guidelines for the use of ondansetron. Substituting these doses with metoclopramide would mean significant relative cost savings to the health service. The audit suggested ondansetron is being used to manage undifferentiated nausea and vomiting in general patients outside recommended guidelines. Practitioners were urged to consider the implications of their antimetic prescribing habits.
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ISSN: 0025-729X
Internal ID Number: 00516
Health Subject: ONDANSETRON
Type: Journal Article
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