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  1. Prescription drug use and self-prescription among resident physicians.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - Self-prescription is common among practicing physicians, but little is known about the practice among resident physicians.

    Objective

    - To determine prescription drug use and self-prescription among US resident physicians.

    Design and Setting

    - Anonymous mail survey of all resident physicians in 4 US categorical internal medicine training programs in February 1997.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Self-reported use of health care services and prescription medications and how they were obtained.

    Results

    - A total of 316 (83%) of 381 residents responded ; 244 residents (78%) reported using at least 1 prescription medicine and 162 residents (52%) reported self-prescribing medications.

    Twenty-five percent of all medications and 42% of self-prescribed medications were obtained from a sample cabinet ; 7% of all medications and 11% of self-prescribed medications were obtained directly from a pharmaceutical company representative.

    Conclusions

    - Self. - prescription is common among resident physicians.

    Although self-prescription is difficult to evaluate, the source of these medications and the lack of oversight of medication use raise questions about the practice.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Médecin généraliste, Interne, Questionnaire, Automédication, Etiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pharmacologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, General practitioner, Internal, Questionnaire, Self prescription, Etiology, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America, Pharmacology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0483222

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 19/02/1999.