The response rate to requests to general practitioners (GPs) to supply post-marketing data on new drugs has been falling within the prescription-event monitoring (PEM) system organised by the Drug Safety Research Unit in Southampton, UK.
To find out why, we looked at the characteristics of prescribers and the pattern of their prescribing for twenty seven PEM drugs and 543 788 treatments dispensed in England between September, 1984, and June, 1991. 28 402 GPs identified during PEM studies were divided into six groups accordingtothe largest numberof prescriptions for one or more of the drugs, ranging from group 1 (none of the drugs prescribed) to group 6 (one or more drugs for over 60 patients).
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Médecin généraliste, Prescription médicale, Publicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, General practitioner, Medical prescription, Advertising
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0661038
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.