Physician Prescribing Behaviour: Open Access Articles

The following articles are available free online from CACHE’s Open Access Library:

  • Esmaily HM, Savage C, Vahidi R, Amini A, Zarrintan MH, Wahlstrom R.  Identifying outcome-based indicators and developing a curriculum for a continuing medical education programme on rational prescribing using a modified Delphi process. BMC Med Educ 2008 May 30;8:33.
  • Lu CY, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Pearson SA. Interventions designed to improve the quality and efficiency of medication use in managed care: A critical review of the literature – 2001-2007. BMC Health Serv Res 2008 Apr 7;8:75. 
  • Del Mar C.  Improving prescribing practices in primary care. A randomised trial and economic analysis of a multicomponent intervention showed small, but important, gains. PLoS Med 2006 Jun;3(6):e229
  • De Souza V, MacFarlane A, Murphy AW, Hanahoe B, Barber A, Cormican M. A qualitative study of factors influencing antimicrobial prescribing by non-consultant hospital doctors. J Antimicrob Chemother 2006 Oct;58(4):840-3.  
  • Gray J.  Changing physician prescribing behaviour. Can J Clin Pharmacol 2006 Winter;13(1):e81-4.
  • Campbell NR, Tu K, Brant R, Duong-Hua M, McAlister FA. Canadian Hypertension Education Program Outcomes Research Task Force.  The impact of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program on antihypertensive prescribing trends. Hypertension 2006 Jan;47(1):22-8. Epub 2005 Dec 12. 
  • Herbert CP, Wright JM, Maclure M, Wakefield J, Dormuth C, Brett-MacLean P, Legare J, Premi J. Better Prescribing Project: A randomized controlled trial of the impact of case-based educational modules and personal prescribing feedback on prescribing for hypertension in primary care. Fam Pract 2004 Oct;21(5):575-81.
  • Majumdar SR, Soumerai SB. Why most interventions to improve physician prescribing do not seem to work. CMAJ 2003 Jul 8;169(1):30-1. 
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