Rationale Drug Use Policy: Success or Failure?


  • Khachapon Nimdet สำนักงานสาธารณสุขจังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี
  • Jintana limranangkura
  • Susaraporn Sampradit


Rational drug use, policy evaluation, RDU Hospital


The objective of this descriptive study was to evaluate the outcomes of rationale drug use (RDU) policy in by using CIPP Model in 3 topics including results, key of success, and opportunity development. The respondents who had responsibilities with RDU in the regional health 11 were invited to interview. The achievement of RDU followed by the Ministry of Public Health’s criteria was collected from the reports of all hospitals, and cost of medicines between 2017 - 2018 was summarized from the report of Administrative Division of Public Health. Descriptive statistics were performed to analyze data. In 2017, hospitals located in the regional health 11 passed RDU step I 88.75%. In 2018 they met RDU step I and step II 100% and 23.46% respectively. In addition, the management of anitimicrobial resistance in hospitals had been provided.These results showed that RDU policy was successful. The key success factors were consisted the administrators, direction and monitoring, effectiveness in resources management, and co-operation in multidisciplinary team. The RDU policy lead to the several positive benefits including the rationale medicines use in several hospitals, efficiency


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Nimdet K, limranangkura J, Sampradit S. Rationale Drug Use Policy: Success or Failure?. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2019 Nov. 21 [cited 2023 Dec. 8];1(2):1-7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/214095



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