To develop and test the long-term feasibility of an interdisciplinary independent drug information service providing both written and oral drug information to physicians in an urban area of Sweden (>400 000 inhabitants).
A drug information service was developed encouraging a cooperative approach between a department of clinical pharmacology, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists, and Drug and Therapeutic Committees.
Scientifically-based drug information was condensed and interpreted by a team and presented in both written and oral form.
In one part of the area, both oral and written information was provided, while in another part of the area, only written information was distributed.
Questionnaires and one prescription survey were performed to elucidate the knowledge and attitudes of the GPs regarding drug treatment of one condition (urinary tract infection, UTI, and norfloxacin were used as examples), as well as their opinion of our services.
Over a period of 10 years, 75 issues of a drug bulletin (2000 copies) were distributed.
Oral, producer-independent drug information, provided jointly by a GP and a pharmacist, was given on 16 occasions in each of 30 health centres (150 GPs).
Around 80% of the GPs participated in the meetings.
Of these GPs. 75% found the service important for their daily work. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Information thérapeutique, Information scientifique technique, Interdisciplinaire, Zone urbaine, Suède, Europe, Long terme, Faisabilité, Médecin généraliste, Pharmacologie, Pharmacien, Aide thérapeutique, Communication écrite, Communication orale, Système santé, Analyse objective, Prescription médicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Therapeutic information, Scientific technical information, Interdisciplinary field, Urban area, Sweden, Europe, Long term, Feasibility, General practitioner, Pharmacology, Chemist, Therapeutic assistance, Written communication, Oral communication, Health system, Objective analysis, Medical prescription
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0387054
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 12/09/1997.