John Libbey Eurotext


Knowledge of General Practitioners about 7 drugs used frequently. A questionnaire survey Volume 13, issue 5, Mai 2017

1 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Poitiers
2 Conseil Scientifique du CNGE
3 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Bobigny
Univ. Paris-Sud
Université Paris-Saclay
5 Université Paris Descartes
Laboratoire d’Ethique Médicale et de Médecine Légale
EA 4569
6 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Nantes
7 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Tours
8 Centre d’Investigation Clinique
CHU de Rennes et Université de Rennes 1
9 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Lyon
10 Département de Médecine Générale
UFR de Clermont-Ferrand
11 Centre d’investigation clinique CIC 1405 Inserm/UdA/CHU/CJP de Clermont-Ferrand
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  • Key words: evidence based medicine, shared decision making, treatment outcome, efficacy
  • DOI : 10.1684/med.2017.201
  • Page(s) : 205-10
  • Published in: 2017

The knowledge of the efficacy of prescribed medicines is essential for objective information of the patient, it should include its four components: evidence, judgment criteria, amount of effect and target population. It is a necessary condition for the shared medical decision-making process.

The goal of this study was to assess the knowledge of general practitioners (IMGs) and university practitioners in general medicine on the effectiveness of seven commonly used medicines, and to study the sources of information used in this field.

The results suggest a lack of knowledge of interns and masters of university courses in general medicine on therapeutics and more specifically clinical pharmacology. A deficit which questionsthe actual practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) needed both to inform patient and implement a shared medical decision.