Being accomplished in the short span of 21 years, the number of states granting therapeutic optometric privileges has now reached 50 Since health care reform is also expanding, optometrists'prescribing responsibilities will probably increase in proportion to their clinical demands Purpose : addition to clinical expertise, optometrists should possess practical knowledge about pharmaceutical industry practices and the effects of managed care This article addresses issues such as drug pricing and distribution, reimbursement, and patient costs, which can affect pharmaceutical dispensing Conclusion : Optometrists should become aware of « nonclinical » prescribing influences that can affect patients.
By doing so, they can make informed decisions about the products they prescribe, to ensure optimum patient care and compliance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Economie santé, Optométrie, Médicament, Pratique professionnelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Health economy, Optometry, Drug, Professional practice, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0248756
Code Inist : 002B02W. Création : 11/09/1998.