Physicians' behavior and their interactions with drug companies : a controlled study of physicians who requested additions to a hospital drug formulary.
Objective.-It is controversial whether physicians'interactions with drug companies affect their behavior.
To test the null hypothesis, that such interactions are not associated with physician behavior, we studied one behavior: requesting that a drug be added to a hospital formulary.
Design.-Nested case-control study
Participants.-Full-time attending physicians.
Case physicians were all 40 physicians who requested a formulary addition from January 1989 through October 1990.
Control physicians were 80 randomly selected physicians who had not made requests.
Main Exposure Measure.-Physician interactions with drug companies, as determined by survey of physicians (response rate, 88% [105/120]).
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Médecin, Interaction, Comportement, Laboratoire pharmaceutique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Human, United States, Physician, Interaction, Behavior, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0257518
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.