[The influence of the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies on the patient from the point of view of policy-makers in Israel]. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: The relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies is an integral part of the health system in Israel and the whole world. The mutual need for such a relationship requires us, as a society, to examine its influence on the individual and the system as a whole. AIM: This research examines the relationship from the points of view of the relevant parties within the health system and outside the health system (decision- makers). METHODS: The authors used in-depth interviews and qualitative research methods in order to examine and understand the various positions of decision-makers. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION: The position of the decision-makers, regarding all the aspects of this relationship, expresses their wishes and depends on their point of view. The impact of the relationship between the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies was …

publication date

  • January 1, 2010