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Evaluation of cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor use in patients admitted to a large teaching hospital

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Abstract Background: 

The heavy usage of coxibs in Australia far outstrips the predicted usage that was based on the treatment of patients with risk factors for upper gastro­intestinal adverse events from conventional anti-­inflammatory agents. This raises questions regarding the appropriateness of prescribing.
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Keywords: COX-2 inhibitors; evaluation; usage

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Clinical Pharmacology and 2: Department of Pharmacy, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Publication date: 2003-05-01

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