Prescription drug use and self-prescription among resident physicians.
Context. - Self-prescription is common among practicing physicians, but little is known about the practice among resident physicians.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0483222
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 19/02/1999.