Influence of direct to consumer pharmaceutical advertising and patients' requests on prescribing decisions: two site cross sectional survey

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1131

A wrong value slipped through in the table in this paper by Barbara Mintzes and colleagues (2 February, pp 278-9). Among patients who had not requested drugs before, the number who requested at least one drug that had been advertised direct to consumers was in fact 42 [not 52], and the percentage was 3.9% [not 4.8%].


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