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A Study of Attitude and Knowledge of the Psychiatry Resident Doctors toward Clinician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interaction.

Balhara YP, Mathur S, Anand N - Indian J Psychol Med (2012)

Bottom Line: It had a good response rate of around 90%.The survey reveals the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents toward the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.The survey provides understanding in knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents towards the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and De-addiction, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt SK Hospital, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Pharmaceutical industry and clinicians are the two important stakeholders in the modern-day health care. However, concerns have been expressed about the lack of congruence between the goals of these two.

Aims: The current study aimed at exploring the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry resident doctors toward the clinician-pharmaceutical industry interaction and also at exploring the knowledge of the residents about the new Medical Council of India guidelines on this issue.

Materials and methods: The survey was conducted among psychiatry residents. Descriptive statistics with frequency distribution was carried out by using SPSS version 17.0.

Results: It had a good response rate of around 90%. The survey reveals the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents toward the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

Conclusions: The survey provides understanding in knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents towards the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

No MeSH data available.


Impact of the psychiatry–pharmaceutical industry interaction on prescribing practices of the clinicians
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Figure 4: Impact of the psychiatry–pharmaceutical industry interaction on prescribing practices of the clinicians

Mentions: Forty-seven percent of the residents found prescribing a particular brand of medication in lieu of some free samples for poor patients is an acceptable practice. Prescribing a particular brand of medication in lieu of some academic material was endorsed by only 20% of the subjects. Forty-seven percent of the subjects reported that the acceptance of a gift from the pharmaceutical company would affect a clinician's decision while prescribing medications. However, a majority of them (55%) refuted the possibility that the acceptance of a gift from a pharmaceutical company would make a clinician overlook the cost impact of his or her prescription on the patient [Figures 3 and 4].


A Study of Attitude and Knowledge of the Psychiatry Resident Doctors toward Clinician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interaction.

Balhara YP, Mathur S, Anand N - Indian J Psychol Med (2012)

Impact of the psychiatry–pharmaceutical industry interaction on prescribing practices of the clinicians
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Impact of the psychiatry–pharmaceutical industry interaction on prescribing practices of the clinicians
Mentions: Forty-seven percent of the residents found prescribing a particular brand of medication in lieu of some free samples for poor patients is an acceptable practice. Prescribing a particular brand of medication in lieu of some academic material was endorsed by only 20% of the subjects. Forty-seven percent of the subjects reported that the acceptance of a gift from the pharmaceutical company would affect a clinician's decision while prescribing medications. However, a majority of them (55%) refuted the possibility that the acceptance of a gift from a pharmaceutical company would make a clinician overlook the cost impact of his or her prescription on the patient [Figures 3 and 4].

Bottom Line: It had a good response rate of around 90%.The survey reveals the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents toward the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.The survey provides understanding in knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents towards the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and De-addiction, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt SK Hospital, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Pharmaceutical industry and clinicians are the two important stakeholders in the modern-day health care. However, concerns have been expressed about the lack of congruence between the goals of these two.

Aims: The current study aimed at exploring the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry resident doctors toward the clinician-pharmaceutical industry interaction and also at exploring the knowledge of the residents about the new Medical Council of India guidelines on this issue.

Materials and methods: The survey was conducted among psychiatry residents. Descriptive statistics with frequency distribution was carried out by using SPSS version 17.0.

Results: It had a good response rate of around 90%. The survey reveals the knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents toward the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

Conclusions: The survey provides understanding in knowledge and attitude of the psychiatry residents towards the psychiatrist-pharmaceutical industry interaction.

No MeSH data available.