General practitioners for rational use of drugs. Examples from Sweden.

@article{Tomson1994GeneralPF,
  title={General practitioners for rational use of drugs. Examples from Sweden.},
  author={Yu.V. Tomson and Anthony Wessling and G{\"o}ran Tomson},
  journal={European journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={213-9}
}
In the south west region of Stockholm a group of 125 general practitioners (GPs) at 27 health centres asked about the extent to which the drug formulary of the University Hospital was useful in their practices. To answer this question, the GPs asked their local pharmacies for prescribing data. When presented this started a process towards rational prescribing from within the group of GPs, including repeated prescribing surveys, starting with health centres as the unit of analysis and proceeding… CONTINUE READING