Impact of pharmaceutical promotion on prescribing decisions of general practitioners in Eastern Turkey

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Vancelik S., Beyhun N. E. , Acemoglu H., Calikoglu O.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.7, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-122
  • Title of Journal : BMC PUBLIC HEALTH


Background: Commercial sources of information are known to have greater influence than scientific sources on general practitioners' (GPs) prescribing behavior in under developed and developing countries. The study aimed to determine the self-reported impact of pharmaceutical promotion on the decision-making process of prescription of GPs in Eastern Turkey.