“Where and how do you buy medicines?” A pilot survey of consumption strategies among the public in Sweden
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Methods: We conducted a pilot survey in 2016 “Where and how do you buy medicines?” using LimeSurvey, an open-source online survey software. In total 155 respondents completed the survey.
Results: The majority of respondents turn to doctors within healthcare for prescription-only medicines (POM). Simultaneously, some respondents would consider buying POMs without prior contact with experts even if medicines may come from unsafe sources.
Conclusions: There is a tendency that people move away from formal healthcare towards an unregulated market. In parallel, people's approach to doctors becomes more personalized and pragmatic than in former patriarchal relationships. Risk becomes a negotiable concept.
Keywords: Substandard and falsified medical products, consumption strategies, conception of risk, Swedish public
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Public Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jul 25|
Susanne Lundin, Elmi Muller, Collen Masimirembwa, Paul Roviss Khambule, Thumakele Gosa & Anja Smith
2018/10/12 → 2020/12/12