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Vakilifar R, Raeeszadeh M. Study on Awareness Level of Pharmacists in Contract with Isfahan Health Insurance about Criminal Law and Medical Disciplinary Violations. Iran J Med Law. 2018; 11 (43) :93-107
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-798-en.html
1- Graduate of M.Sc. Drug Supervision, Islamic Azad University Shahreza Branch, Isfahan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Basic Sciences, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran. (Corresponding author)
Abstract:  
Background and aim: Behavior is the result of decision and decision is based on awareness and knowledge. Many medical errors are due to lack of awareness of health.
Method: The study is descriptive-analytical and sectional. The study population was the pharmacists who are in contract with Isfahan Health Insurance. Two hundred and fifty-five pharmacists of them were recruited through the random sampling. In order to collect data, questionnaire that was approved the content validity of the questionnaire and its reliability level (P value= 0.749) was justified. To analyze the data both descriptive and inferential analysis were done.
Finding: As the findings of the study show, 187 of the pharmacists were male (%77.2) and 65 were female (%25.8). The work experience of majority of the participants was below 10 years. The results showed that the mean score of pharmacists’ awareness about criminal law was 40.7±17.9 percent and in medical disciplinary violation, it was 39±16.9 percent. The Spearman correlation coefficient r=0.453 and r=0.730 showed that there is a positive correlation between the awareness level and working experience.
Conclusion: Due to the importance of pharmacists’ position and medical staff, robust planning in order to raise their awareness and emphasis on law aspects by education results in the recognition of weaknesses and reduction of errors and medical complaints.

Please cite this article as: Vakilifa R, Raeeszadeh M. Study on Awareness Level of Pharmacists in Contract with Isfahan Health Insurance about Criminal Law and Medical Disciplinary Violations. Iran J Med Law 2018; 11(43): 93-107.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/10/20 | Accepted: 2017/06/22

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