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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1974 October; 24(147): 695–700.
PMCID: PMC2157321

Prescribing patterns and morbidity in a tropical practice


A retrospective study of morbidity and prescribing habits in a tropical practice is presented. The common symptoms of pain, cough, and fever accounted for 60 per cent of all cases seen while analgesics accounted for 30 per cent of all drugs prescribed.

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