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Title:

Prescription Drug Use and Self-Prescription Among Resident Physicians

Authors:
Jason D. Christie, Ilene M. Rosen, Lisa M. Bellini, Thomas V. Inglesby, Jane Lindsay, Alys Alper, David A. Asch
Date posted:
July 22, 1998
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

JAMA 1998;280(14):1253-1255

Publisher:
American Medical Association
DOI:
10.1001/jama.280.14.1253
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Introduction:

Unlike the rest of the population, when physicians become ill, they can prescribe medicines for themselves. Medical knowledge and access to prescription medications increase the potential for self-treatment. Although many warn of the loss of objectivity that can accompany self-prescription, previous studies suggest that self-prescription is common among practicing physicians.

 

 

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