The family physician's knowledge of the cost of prescribed drugs.

@article{Oppenheim1981TheFP,
  title={The family physician's knowledge of the cost of prescribed drugs.},
  author={G L Oppenheim and Somer A. Erickson and Catherine Ashworth},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1981},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={1027-30}
}
In this study practicing physicians, residents and teaching faculty estimated cost to the patient of ten commonly prescribed drugs. Physician estimates were compared to averaage pharmacy prices. On the whole, physicians overestimated the costs of the drugs. Practicing physicians had the highest estimated while residents were the most accurate. Accuracy of price estimates differed greatly among the drugs. Physicians were also asked about their sources of drug price information and their… CONTINUE READING

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