In 1962, the first DIC was opened in the United States at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
In this study, 68% of respondents never came across the term DIC before and the majority of them have a knowledgescore [greater than or equal to]3 (out of 8) (Figure 1).
5% think that DIC does not promote rational use of medicines.
95% participants felt that the study helped them increase their awareness about DIC.
Among the 26.1% respondents who came across the term DIC, majority belonged to the pharmacology fraternity or were pharmacists.
As far as attitude is concerned, the responses were satisfactory and show the willingness of respondents to learn more about DIC. The fact that 56.4% respondents do not find available sources of DI satisfactory highlights the need for availability of better sources as well as personnel trained in the provision of DIS.
In our study, 74.8% participants think that a pharmacologist is the best suited professional to work at a DIC, followed by physician (55.8%), pharmacist (36.9%), and nurse (10.2%).
The role of a DIC can range from that in dispensing DI to contributing in pharmacoepidemiological activities to research.
He added: DIC seeks to provide a diverse, vibrant environment that enables technology companies to innovate, thrive and grow their business.
The week-long visit, from 19 to 25 April 2017, highlighted how Chinese companies can benefit from the integrated technology ecosystem that DIC offers.
In the final leg of the tour, the DIC team joined Falcon and Associates, a strategic advisory company working on behalf of the Dubai leadership, and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on a roadshow to Shenzhen.