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


BULUT S., YILDIZ A., KAYA S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, vol.8, no.1, pp.40-48, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.89
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-48

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.