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Table 3 Factors, which are rated by GPs, that affect their prescribing decisions and the frequency of using reference sources in case of any problems in prescribing.

From: Impact of pharmaceutical promotion on prescribing decisions of general practitioners in Eastern Turkey

  Level of effect
  High Moderate Low
Factors % % %
Self reading after graduation 50.7 31.5 17.8
Activities of sales representatives 40.1 30.3 29.6
Observation of prescribing during clinical practice in medical school 37.5 39.5 23.0
Pharmacology courses during formal medical education. 34.2 16.4 49.4
Consultation with other physicians 24.3 39.5 36.2
Post-graduate in-service training provided by public sector 13.2 44.7 42.1
  Frequency
  Frequently Sometimes Rarely
Reference resources % % %
Drug guides of pharmaceutical companies 73.7 19.7 6.6
Medical text boks 48.7 38.1 13.2
The documents of pharmaceutical companies** 33.6 32.8 33.6
Consultation with a specialist doctor 19.1 41.4 39.5
Consultation with other GPs 15.8 32.2 52.0
Academic journals 9.2 35.5 55.3
  1. * Row %
  2. ** Educational documents other than drug guides (brochures etc...)
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