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Attitude and Knowledge of Indian Emergency Care Residents towards Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Table 2

Emergency care residents’ views on use of acid suppressing drugs ( = 50).

QuestionNumber responded%, [95% CI]

Do you prescribe acid suppressing drugs for
your patients?
Yes50 100% [91.11, 99.82]
No0

What percentage of patients require acid
suppressing drugs?
90–100%6 12% [4.97, 25.00]
60–89%2040% [26.73, 54.80]
30–59%18 36% [23.28, 50.86]
Less than 30%6 12% [4.97, 25.00]

Most common indication for prescribing
acid suppressing drugs
Acute gastritis25 50% [35.72, 64.28]
Stress ulcer prophylaxis11 22% [11.99, 36.33]
Along with NSAIDs10 10% [10.50, 34.14]
Others4 8% [2.59, 20.11]

Acid suppressing drug preferably prescribed
PPI46 92% [79.89, 97.41]
H2 receptor blocker2 4% [0.70, 14.86]
Others2 4% [0.70, 14.86]

Do you read the package insert of the acid
suppressing drug before prescribing?
Yes9 18% [9.05, 31.92]
No, not required9 18% [9.05, 31.92]
No, do not have time19 38% [25.00, 52.84]
No, never thought of it13 26% [15.08, 40.61]

Most common route of administration
preferred by you
Oral21 42% [28.49, 56.73]
Parenteral (IV/IM)29 58% [43.27, 71.51]

Duration of prescribing acid suppressing drugs
Less than 1 week 31 62% [47.16, 75.00]
1-2 weeks13 26% [15.08, 40.61]
2–4 weeks4 8% [2.59, 20.11]
More than 4 weeks2 4% [0.70, 14.86]

From where do the patients procure acid
suppressing drugs prescribed by you?
Free of cost by hospital41 82% [68.08, 90.95]
Purchased by patient9 18% [9.05, 31.92]

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