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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT   2019 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 40 To 48.
 
Paper: 

Evaluation of Transition to Electronic Prescriptions in Turkey: Perspective of Family Physicians

 
DOI: 

10.15171/ijhpm.2018.89

 
Author(s):  Bulut Sinan*, Yildiz Ahmet, Kaya Sidika
 
* Department of Health Care Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hitit University, زorum, Turkey
 
Abstract: 
Background: One of the most important steps of the health transformation program involves the application of electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) in health services. Information technologies are highly important in generating e-prescriptions, which can be described as a document produced by authorized personnel electronically, containing written information and instructions regarding a patient’ s medication and its usage. E-prescribing has become increasingly applied in recent years as a contributing application to prescribers and patients. The aim of this study was to determine the level of satisfaction of family physicians providing primary care in Turkey regarding the application of e-prescriptions, and reveal the related positive effects and problems encountered in the first months of implementation of e-prescribing. Methods: A questionnaire with eight questions was sent to e-mails of all family physicians working in Turkey in May 2013. A total of 1564 family physicians filled in the questionnaire form and sent it back by e-mail. The responses to open-ended questions were evaluated by content analysis. Results: It was observed that the most frequently indicated advantages of the application of e-prescriptions were speeding up the prescription process and saving time (36. 6%). The most commonly reported problems regarding the application of e-prescriptions were found to be system-induced problems (26. 5%) and internet problems (19. 9%). In addition, the mean score of satisfaction of the family physicians who did not report problems with the application of e-prescriptions was higher than that of those who reported having problems with it. In the study, 77. 8% of the family physicians were satisfied with the application of e-prescriptions. Conclusion: Although some problems were reported regarding the application of e-prescriptions in the first months of the application, family physicians participated in the study were found to be satisfied with the application of e-prescriptions, and identified positive effects on their work and processes.
 
Keyword(s): Family Physicians,Electronic Prescribing,Health Technology Assessment,Turkey
 
 
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Bulut, S., & Yildiz, A., & Kaya, S. (2019). Evaluation of Transition to Electronic Prescriptions in Turkey: Perspective of Family Physicians. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 8(1), 40-48. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663511



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Bulut Sinan, Yildiz Ahmet, Kaya Sidika. Evaluation of Transition to Electronic Prescriptions in Turkey: Perspective of Family Physicians. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. 2019 [cited 2021May18];8(1):40-48. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663511



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Bulut, S., Yildiz, A., Kaya, S., 2019. Evaluation of Transition to Electronic Prescriptions in Turkey: Perspective of Family Physicians. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, [online] 8(1), pp.40-48. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663511.



 
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