Context. - Pharmaceutical samples are commonly used in ambulatory care settings.
There is limited research on their use or impact on health care providers and patients.
- To determine the extent of personal use of drug samples over a 1-year period by physicians and medical office staff.
- An anonymous cross-sectional survey of all physicians, resident physicians, nursing staff, and office staff in a family practice residency.
- Quantity of drug samples taken for personal or family use.
- Of 55 surveys issued, 53 (96%) were returned.
A total of 230 separate drug samples were reported taken in amounts ranging from 1 dose to greater than 1 month's supply.
Two respondents reported no use of drug samples, while 4 respondents reported taking more than 10 different samples.
- Drug samples are commonly taken by physicians and office staff for personal and family use.
The ethical implications of this practice warrant further discussion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Echantillon, Enquête sur terrain, Quantité information, Posologie, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu familial, Durée phase, Homme, Evaluation, Pharmacovigilance, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Sample, Field inquiry, Information quantity, Posology, Physician, Health staff, Family environment, Phase time, Human, Evaluation, Pharmacovigilance, Health education
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0381067
Code Inist : 002B02A06. Création : 12/09/1997.