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Consumer attitudes towards medical information : an exploratory study of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising in Australia

Vatjanapukka, Verawoot (2004) Consumer attitudes towards medical information : an exploratory study of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising in Australia. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The present exploratory study examined consumer attitudes towards medical information, particularly, from Direct-To-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising (DTCA) in Australia. Nowadays, consumers require more information about prescription medicines that they may be interested in. Further, a modern information technology, such as the Internet, provides a great opportunity to access such information easily. Also, little is known about the issues regarding prescription drug advertising in Australia. As a result, there is an increased demand for exploratory studies in the area of DTCA in Australia. Even though this type of drug advertising is not allowed in many countries including Australia, the investigation of consumer attitudes towards medical information from healthcare providers and DTCA would provide a better understanding of what the general public want and create a valuable guidance for the future research.

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Doctor of Business Administration

Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug advertising, Australia, medical information, consumers, prescription drugs, drug information, medicines
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Graduate School of Business
FOR Classification > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 23:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15721
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