Socio-economic and behavioral determinants of prescription and non-prescription medicine use: the case of Turkey


ÖZTÜRK S., BAŞAR DİKMEN D., ÖZEN İ. C. , ÇİFTÇİ A. Ö.

DARU-JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.2, pp.735-742, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40199-019-00311-1
  • Journal Name: DARU-JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.735-742
  • Keywords: Prescription medicine, Non-prescription medicine, Self-medication, Socio-economic determinants, Turkey, NATIONAL-HEALTH, SELF-MEDICATION, DRUG-USE, ADOLESCENTS, EDUCATION, LITERACY, ADULTS

Abstract

Background Demographic and socio-economic factors determine pharmaceutical health care utilization for individuals. Prescription and non-prescription medicine use are expected to have different determinants. Even though prescription and non-prescription medicine use is being well researched for developed countries, there are only a few studies for developing countries.