Profit, payment and pharmaceutical practices: perspectives from hospitals in Bangkok.

@article{Pitaknetinan1999ProfitPA,
  title={Profit, payment and pharmaceutical practices: perspectives from hospitals in Bangkok.},
  author={K Pitaknetinan and Viroj Tangcharoensathien and A Supachutikul and Sharon Wraith Bennett and Anne C. Mills},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={179-94}
}
Means by which to improve the quality of care offered in the private sector have received increasing interest. This paper considers the influences upon hospital physician prescribing practices. It presents data on drug management practices and prescribing patterns in a sample of private for-profit, private non-profit and public hospitals in Bangkok. Clear differences emerge in prescription patterns between the different groups of hospitals: public hospitals exhibit greater use of essential… CONTINUE READING

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