Prescribing in teaching hospitals: A qualitative study of social and cultural dynamics

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
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Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 2008, 38 (4), pp. 286 - 291
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Background: General practitioners integrate an array of social and environmental factors into their prescribing decisions. In teaching hospitals, despite the involvement of multiple practitioners in making and acting on prescribing decisions, little is known about the influence of roles, relationships, professional subcultures and underlying beliefs, on prescribing practices. Aim: To explore the social and cultural dynamics of prescribing in teaching hospitals.
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