Prescribing pattern of general practitioners for osteoarthritis in primary care settings in Bolu, Turkey.

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OBJECTIVE To assess the drug preferences of primary care physicians for osteoarthritis (OA) in comparison with the current guidelines, and their reflections in the cost of prescriptions. METHODS Data were collected from all primary health care centers in Bolu, Turkey, during November 2002 from patient polyclinic logbooks. Drugs prescribed were classified… (More)

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