Prescribing in Primary Care

Paperback | January 1, 1998

EditorF. D. Richard Hobbs, Colin P. Bradley

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This book brings together in one handy volume all the information needed to understand - and to adapt to - the present prescribing climate, offering practical guidance and comprehensive, authoritative coverage. Various initiatives designed to influence primary care prescribing are described,as well as current national (UK) and international prescribing patterns. Chapters on the development, licensing, and marketing of drugs provide important background for all those making prescribing choices. Research on how doctors choose drugs is reviewed, to help prescribers understand theircurrent prescribing choices and make the best decisions possible. However, `rational prescribing' is broader than just choosing the right drug, and this is dealt with in all its aspects. The authors have drawn from a range of backgrounds and include practising general practitioneers, primary careacademics, and pharmaceutical company advisers. Topics covered include: the economics of prescribing, the impact of NHS reforms, the use of over- the-counter medicines, the role of the pharmacist, and the use of homeopathic remedies. This concise guide will be a valuable reference for all thoseinvolved in prescribing, including GPs, nurse prescribers, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical company staff.

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This book brings together in one handy volume all the information needed to understand - and to adapt to - the present prescribing climate, offering practical guidance and comprehensive, authoritative coverage. Various initiatives designed to influence primary care prescribing are described,as well as current national (UK) and interna...

Professor Richard Hobbs, Professor of General Practice, University of Birmingam, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Tel: 0121 414 3760. Fax: 0121 414 6751 Professor Colin Bradley, Department of General Practice, University College Cork, Distillery House, North Mall, Cork, Ireland

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192626876

ISBN - 13:9780192626875

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAn introduction to prescribing in primary care: attempts to influence prescribing in the UKNational and international patterns of drug useThe development of new drugsThe licensing and marketing of drugsHow doctors choose drugsApproaches to rational prescribingHealth economics and prescribingImpact of the UK health care reforms on prescribingResponding to changing health care systems: adapting prescribing in the new NHSNon-prescription or over-the-counter medicines and the role of the pharmacistPrescribing a complementary therapy: an introduction to homeopathyThe future of prescribing in primary careIndex

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`...offers practical guidance and includes chapters on development, licensing and marketing of drugs, as well as research about how doctors choose the drugs they prescribe.'Medeconomics, May 1998.