Paul E. M. Muijrers

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BACKGROUND Differences in prescribing behaviour among general practitioners (GPs). AIM To formulate and validate clinical prescribing indicators based on general practice guidelines. DESIGN Validatory study. SETTING Pharmacies and general practices in the Netherlands in 2003. PARTICIPANTS A total of 379 pharmacies, 947 general practices and 3.8(More)
BACKGROUND Relationship between general practitioners and pharmacists. AIM To explore similarities and differences in opinions between general practitioners and pharmacists about the pharmacist's role. To identify factors which determine the attitude of the general practitioner towards the role of the pharmacist as a care provider. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Community pharmacists, pharmaceutical industry and differences in prescribing between GPs. OBJECTIVE To explore the role of the pharmacists and pharmaceutical industry representatives. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was undertaken of 1434 GPs in The Netherlands in 2001. Prescribing indicators based on general practice guidelines were used(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between pharmaceutical care and prescribing routines of general practitioners (GPs). METHODS Cross-sectional study; 201 pharmacies, 408 general practices, The Netherlands, 2000/2001. The variation in prescribing behaviour was characterised using 20 validated prescribing indicators based on general practice guidelines.(More)
BACKGROUND The use of guidelines in general practice is not optimal. Although evidence-based methods to improve guideline adherence are available, variation in physician adherence to general practice guidelines remains relatively high. The objective for this study is to transfer a quality improvement strategy based on audit, feedback, educational materials,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify determinants of the care-providing function of the community pharmacists (CPs) to explain variations in professional practice. SETTING The Netherlands 2001. PARTICIPANTS 328 CPs. METHOD A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was performed. Questionnaires were used to collect data about the care provided in pharmacies. As(More)
In this study we assessed differences in new and repeat prescriptions of psycho-tropics between patients receiving prescriptions for drugs to treat a common chronic disease and people without such prescriptions. The study used the databases of two Dutch health insurance companies (3 million people). We selected all Dutch men and women aged 45 and older who(More)
Differences in prescribing behaviour among general practitioners (GPs). To formulate and validate clinical prescribing indicators based on general practice guidelines. Validatory study. Pharmacies and general practices in the Netherlands in 2003. A total of 379 pharmacies, 947 general practices and 3.8 million patients. A total of 51 potential indicators(More)
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