Starting or Strengthening a Drug Bulletin - A Practical Manual
(2005; 165 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentPreface
View the documentHow the manual was produced
View the documentAbout ISDB
View the documentExecutive summary
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Rational use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents3. What are drug bulletins?
Open this folder and view contents4. Defining aims, target and type of bulletin
Open this folder and view contents5. Planning resources
Open this folder and view contents6. Planning bulletin production: schedules and timing
Open this folder and view contents7. The editorial process
Open this folder and view contents8. Reviewing a new drug: is it a therapeutic advance?
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexe to Chapter 8: Evaluating harm
Open this folder and view contents9. Design and production
Open this folder and view contents10. Dissemination
Open this folder and view contents11. Organizational and legal issues
Close this folder12. Evaluating quality and usefulness
View the document12.1 Introduction
View the document12.2 Evaluation brings many benefits
View the document12.3 Three approaches: audit, feedback and impact assessment
View the document12.4 Start with your own evaluation of the bulletin
Open this folder and view contents12.5 Assessing readers' opinions of the bulletin
View the document12.6 Evaluating the impact of the bulletin
View the document12.7 Feedback is achievable and invaluable
View the document12.8 Simple observations can tell a lot
View the document12.9 References
Open this folder and view contents13. Partnership and collaboration
Open this folder and view contents14. Keeping records and creating a memory
Open this folder and view contentsAppendix: Electronic sources of information
 

12.9 References

1. Prescriber Update survey results. Prescriber Update 1998;17:35.

2. Adapted from Fowler FJ. Improving survey questions. Design and evaluation. Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 38. London: Sage Publications; 1995. Chapter 4: Some general rules for designing good survey instruments, p.78-103.

3. Adapted from Fowler FJ. Improving survey questions. Design and evaluation. Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 38. London: Sage Publications; 1995. Appendix A: Commonly used measurement dimensions, p.156-165.

4. Fendler KJ, Gumbhir AK, Sall K. The impact of drug bulletins on physician prescribing habits in a health maintenance organization. Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1984;18: 627-31.

5. Freemantle N, Harvey EL, Wolf F, Grimshaw JM, Grilli R, Bero LA. Printed educational materials to improve the behaviour of health care professionals and patient outcomes. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1997, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD000172. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000172.

6. Denig P, Haaijer-Ruskamp FM, Zijsling DH. Impact of the Dutch drug bulletin on drug choices and prescribing. Ann of Pharmacol 1990;24:87-93.

7. Dormuth, C. R., M. Maclure, et al. (2004). Effect of periodic letters on evidence-based drug therapy on prescribing behaviour: a randomized trial. CMAJ 171(9):1057-61.

8. Maclure M, Dormuth C, Naumann T, et al. Influences of educational interventions and adverse news about calcium-channel blockers on first-line prescribing of antihypertensive drugs to elderly people in British Columbia. Lancet 1998;352:943-8.

9. Broclain D, Mura P, Nivet-Carre D, et al. Quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of the readers’ test in the medical journal la revue Prescrire. J Cont Ed in the Health Professions 1998;18:47-57.

Example of an assessment survey

 

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