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Disloyal competition among Bulgarian general practitioners.

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dc.contributor.author Ivanova, M.
dc.contributor.author Tufkova, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-07T13:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-07T13:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06
dc.identifier.citation M. Ivanova and S. Tufkova. Disloyal competition among Bulgarian general practitioners - Acta Medica Bulgarica, 35, 2008, № 1, 53-59. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10861/151
dc.description Address for correspondence Miglena Frantova Ivanova Department of Health Care, Management & General Medicine Medical University 15 A “Vasil Aprilov“ blv. 4000 Plovdiv Bulgaria +35932602484 359889273426 e-mail: miglena_frantova@yahoo.com en_US
dc.description.abstract With market economy established in primary health care, new ethical problems arise. The increasing competition for a greater market share of patients among general practitioners poses a danger of its mutation into various non-correct forms. This study is aimed at establishing the presence of disloyal competition among general practitioners (GPs) regarding patients registration with GP practices. The need for new ethical and legal regulations in this sphere is obvious. 221 general medicine practices in several municipalities of Bulgaria were included in this study. The method of the direct individual questionnaire was employed. There is data regarding the illegal enlistment of patients with GP practices through patients’ personal data misuse. Professional relations among physicians lack the corresponding level of trust. The Ethical Code of Bulgarian Physicians requires adoption of new principles for loyal competition as well as rules for good medical practice in the condi-tions of the health care market. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Централна медицинска библиотека, МУ София / Central Medical Library - MU Sofia en_US
dc.subject health care market, general practitioners, stealing of patients, disloyal competition. en_US
dc.title Disloyal competition among Bulgarian general practitioners. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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  • Acta Medica Bulgarica
    Многопрофилно списание, излизащо само на английски език. Съдържа авторски статии от водещи български медицински специалисти, отразяващи върховите постижения на българската медицина наука и практика. Публикуват се материали, отразяващи резултати от експериментални проучвания, клиника и казуистика. Излиза 2 пъти годишно. ISSN:0324-1750

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