High prevalence of off-label and unlicensed paediatric prescribing in a hospital in Indonesia during the period Aug.-Oct. 2014.

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Summary of "High prevalence of off-label and unlicensed paediatric prescribing in a hospital in Indonesia during the period Aug.-Oct. 2014."

Data on off-label and unlicensed prescribing in children in Indonesia is limited. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of off-label and unlicensed prescribing for paediatric patients in a public hospital, Indonesia.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0227687


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