Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül

Translated title of the contribution: Medicating outside the consulting room

Csilla Major, Zoltán Vincze, Attilánié Meskó, Judit Balogh, R. Zelkó, Erzsébet Németh

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Introduction: Self-medication is a means, besides changing one's lifestyle, of buying and taking non-prescription medicaments. This practice has several advantages. People save time and energy by not sitting for hours in the consulting room of the doctor with a simple ailment, and the doctors also have more time to deal with those requiring more serious treatment. Moreover, the expenditures of the state also decrease, as patients do not visit the doctor but buy non-prescription, i.e. non-supported, medicaments. Aims: The authors surveyed the habits and demands of a survey population concerning non-prescription medicaments, primarily in the pharmacies of Fejér county. A marketing research programme was completed in order to establish better co-operation between patients and pharmacists, within the framework of which 1450 questionnaires were distributed flora Match to June in 2005, 743 of which were completed and evaluated. Method: The authors examined, whether there were differences within the answers given to professional questions (questions 1-25 of the questionnaire) through sex, age, qualifications and earning power. Answers were analyzed by statistical methods. Statistical analyses were carried out with the SPSS 13.0 program group. Those results were published, where significant differences were found. Results: Half of the respondents take medicaments regularly, 65% of them watche advertisements about medicaments several times a day. 40% of those surveyed consult a professionally-qualified person about their decision before buying non-prescription medicaments. The population obtains much information from the brochures enclosed with medicaments, and almost 70% of them read these brochures. According to their opinions, when buying non-prescription products, pharmacists always recommend other possibilities as well, and they give details about the information concerning the application of the medicaments. Conclusions: In order for people to use non-prescription products properly, it would be definitely necessary to elaborate a successful national education strategy. The population expects information concerning medicaments to be communicated in the pharmacies in an understandable way. It should be in the pharmacy where patients learn about the medicaments they take, where the pharmacist knows what other medicines have been prescribed by a doctor, and whether patients have any illnesses whereby they should not take other products.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Volume148
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2007

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Pharmacists
Pamphlets
Pharmacies
Population
Self Medication
Health Expenditures
Marketing
Habits
Life Style
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Research
Therapeutics

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Major, C., Vincze, Z., Meskó, A., Balogh, J., Zelkó, R., & Németh, E. (2007). Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül. Orvosi Hetilap, 148(7), 291-298. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2007.27754

Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül. / Major, Csilla; Vincze, Zoltán; Meskó, Attilánié; Balogh, Judit; Zelkó, R.; Németh, Erzsébet.

In: Orvosi Hetilap, Vol. 148, No. 7, 18.02.2007, p. 291-298.

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Major, C, Vincze, Z, Meskó, A, Balogh, J, Zelkó, R & Németh, E 2007, 'Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül', Orvosi Hetilap, vol. 148, no. 7, pp. 291-298. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2007.27754
Major C, Vincze Z, Meskó A, Balogh J, Zelkó R, Németh E. Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül. Orvosi Hetilap. 2007 Feb 18;148(7):291-298. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2007.27754
Major, Csilla ; Vincze, Zoltán ; Meskó, Attilánié ; Balogh, Judit ; Zelkó, R. ; Németh, Erzsébet. / Gyógyszerelés a rendelon kívül. In: Orvosi Hetilap. 2007 ; Vol. 148, No. 7. pp. 291-298.
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