Biomedical Education Poster Session
Garcia Ruiz, AJ (Dep. Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics, University School of Medicine, Spain)
Leiva Fernandez, F (Family Medicine Teaching Unit, Spain)
Prados Torres, JD (Family Medicine Teaching Unit, Spain)
Montesinos Galvez, AC (Hopistal Regionnal Carlos Haya, Spain)
Garcia Ruiz, MC (Family Medicina Practitionner, Spain)
Sanchez de la Cuesta, F (Dep. Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics, University School of Medicine, Spain)
AIMS: Estimate primary care doctor´s knowledge and attitudes towards generic drugs and their impact on pharmacological cost. METHODOS: Desing: Observacional study. Subjects: 98 primary care doctor´s (confidence level: 95%, precisión: 0.09) No-random sample. Variables: doctors knowledge and attitudes about generic drugs: self-administered questionnarie (15 question): generic drug notion according to european pattern; authorisation mechanism in our pharmacopea; commercialization characteristics; doctor-pharmacist relations; impact on pharmacological cost; Doctors variables (age, gender, working place, posgraduate education, task profile). RESULTS: 56.1% Male; 84.7% Family doctors; 88.8% always use medical records. 92 doctors working in health centers; 85 work in urban areas. Questionnaire results: Knowledge (5 questions): 80% doctors know the concept of generic drug and the commercialization characteristics; 50% showed disagreement with the authorisation mechanisms in our pharmacopea. Attitudes (7 questions): 90% showed disagreement with the prescription ustitution by the pharmacist, except the existence of a sustitution catalogue supervised by doctors in the pharmacy (84.5% subjects). Opinion about control of pharmacological cost (3 questions): 75% showed agreement; 77% thought that besides it gets an important saving for the patient. CONCLUSIONS: Primary Care doctors showed a good level of knowledge about generic drugs and their adaptation to our Health Service. They considered them a posible measure to control of pharmacological cost. Their attitudes were unfavourable to the utilization of changes by others professionals in Primary Care.
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|Martos Crespo, F; Garcia Ruiz, AJ; Leiva Fernandez, F; Prados Torres, JD; Montesinos Galvez, AC; Garcia Ruiz, MC; Sanchez de la Cuesta, F; (1998). Primary Care Doctor´s Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Generic Drugs in Malaga (Spain).. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/biomededu/martos_crespo0840/index.html|
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