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dc.contributor.authorBulut, Sinan
dc.contributor.authorYıldız, Ahmet
dc.contributor.authorKaya, Sıdıka
dc.identifier.citationBulut, S., Yıldız, 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.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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. © 2019 The Author(s).en_US
dc.publisherKerman University of Medical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectElectronic Prescribingen_US
dc.subjectFamily Physiciansen_US
dc.subjectHealth Technology Assessmenten_US
dc.titleEvaluation of transition to electronic prescriptions in Turkey: Perspective of family physiciansen_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Managementen_US
dc.departmentHitit Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Sağlık Yönetimi Bölümüen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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