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Generic prescribing: time to regulate the market? : Price rises are a blow to nascent primary care groups

Generic prescribing: time to regulate the market? : Price rises are a blow to nascent primary care groups,10.1136/bmj.320.7228.131,British Medical Jou

Generic prescribing: time to regulate the market? : Price rises are a blow to nascent primary care groups   (Citations: 8)
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Journal: British Medical Journal - BMJ , vol. 320, no. 7228, pp. 131-132, 2000
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    • ... also thought to be good indicators of prescribing quality were associated with higher prescribing rates; the principal exception to this was the rate of generic prescribing which was relatively low at 4.9% of all prescriptions (Table 2). The low overall rate of generic prescribing of 21.4% (including branded generics in addition to pure generics) is disappointingly low given the clear advantages associated with generic prescribing [17, ...
    • ...Compared with the rates in the UK of over 70% [18], Ireland has very low rates of generic prescribing, possibly due to the lack of incentives for GPs to prescribe this way, and for pharmacists to dispense generically...

    D. Williamset al. The application of prescribing indicators to a primary care prescripti...

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