Medicaments dispensats als pacients amb síndrome gripal en l’àmbit de la Xarxa de farmàcies sentinella de Catalunya durant la temporada de grip 2019-2020
ABSTRACT Objectives. To analyse data on medication dispensed and prescribed to patients with influenza-like syndrome obtained from the Catalan sentinel pharmacy network during the 2019−2020 influenza season. Methods. Data collected from cases of influenza-like syndrome reported by 35 sentinel pharmacies of Catalonia during the period from September 31, 2019 to May 17, 2020 were analysed. The IBM-SPSS software was used to analyse the characteristics of cases reported and to determine the percentages of medication dispensed and prescribed in different population groups. Results. A total of 587 cases of influenza-like syndrome were reported during the period of study. A total of 48.2% of the cases reported were men and 51.8% were women. A total of 61.8% of the cases reported were detected in the community pharmacy, and 14.8% of the cases were referred to primary care teams. The pharmacies dispensed medications including only paracetamol, ibuprofen, acetyl salicylic acid, antihistaminic or antitussives to 80.3% of the patients, and dispensed a medication to 98% of the patients. Conclusions. The influenza syndromic surveillance system based on the sentinel pharmacy network has made it possible to obtain information on influenza morbidity not assisted in health centres, and on the medications dispensed to patients with influenza-like syndrome.
Plans P, Jambrina AM, Rius P, Carmona G, Rabanal M, Jané M, et al. Medicaments dispensats als pacients amb síndrome gripal en l’àmbit de la Xarxa de farmàcies sentinella de Catalunya durant la temporada de grip 2019-2020. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2021;42(01):1-36.
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