Physician"s role in the cost of prescription drugs
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Published by Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Program for the Analysis of Clinical Strategies, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Michigan.,
  • Michigan


  • Drugs -- Prescribing -- United States -- Michigan.,
  • Drugs -- Prices -- United States -- Michigan.,
  • Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Cost control.,
  • Physicians -- United States -- Michigan -- Attitudes.,
  • Geriatric pharmacology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLillian Glickman ... [et al.].
ContributionsGlickman, Lillian.
LC ClassificationsRM138 .P48 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination37, [2] p. :
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1361332M
LC Control Number92621801

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Get authoritative drug prescription information quickly and efficiently from the reference that physicians turn to first. Portable and concise, the CLINICIAN'S HANDBOOK OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS highlights all clinically important aspects of drug prescribing as well as tips needed to heal and protect patients--the kind of material the busy 5/5(2). This drug book does not show the dosages of any of the drugs listed! Policy not to. So, next to useless. In other words, dosages for all these drugs is left to the physician who writes the prescription for that drug. This book will not give you a clue! And, some items it touts on the cover can't be found inside the book/5(86). The simple, A-to-Z listing of brand-name medications -- with convenient generic cross-references -- in The PDR (R) Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs (TM) provides all the most important information about the benefits, risks, and side effects associated with each method of s: 1. began licensing and displayed Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) drug information in and continued to publish PDR content until In mid a change in policy by the distributors of PDR resulted in the non-renewal of the licence and the removal of Physician's Desk Reference Consumer Drug Information from the website.

Physicians can play pivotal role in the cost containment and interventions are needed to educate physicians about drug costs and provide them with reliable, easily accessible cost information in.   Even with insurance, Goodreds pays $4, a year for it. Add in other prescription drugs and medical costs, and her yearly health bill is $13, — equal to most of her fixed income. “I’m faced with some hard decisions about whether to stay on the drug,” Goodreds says. “I still have a lot of things I want to do with my life.”.   PRESCRIPTION drugs accounted for $93 billion in health care costs in and are the fastest growing component of health expenditures. 1,2 Total drug expenditures are estimated to have reached $ billion in , making medication costs the second most expensive item in the national health care budget, Cited by: The community pharmacy - a guide for GPs and practice staff. This guide covers key areas such as funding arrangements, impact of prescribing policies, and clinical and administrative functions, and will assist in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients. Read the guidance [PDF].