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Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use

Sakapas Saengchai, Jintana Pattanapongthorn, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert.

Abstract
Generic drugs are the copy of branded drugs having same efficacy. Cost of generic drugs is much less than branded prescription drugs. The policy of generic drugs is not very well understood in Thailand. That’s why economic gains are not achieved despite the availability of seven generic drugs purchased in Thailand. If clear policy of generic drugs will be implemented there will be positive impact on the quality care and patient safety keeping in view of rational drug use.
The aim of our study was to establish the perception of generic drugs by the people and its association with safety quality and patient care in Thailand’s population.In this study, data of 296 citizens of Thailand of middle age group was collected. Structure survey questionnaire and purposive sample was used for the collection of data. IBM-SPSS and AMOS was used to analyze the data. Structural equation model (SEM) was the confirmatory method of analysis to check impact of generic drug policies on the quality care and patient health.
The results of our study showed the positive association of implementation of generic drug policies on the quality of care and patient safety mediated by rational drug use in Thailand.Our study confers the social, theoretical and practical benefits in regard to implementation of generic drugs policy in relation to rational drug use and quality care and patient safety in Thailand.

Key words: Generic drugs, patient safety, quality care


 
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Saengchai S, Pattanapongthorn J, Jermsittiparsert K. Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. SRP. 2019; 10(2): 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12


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Saengchai S, Pattanapongthorn J, Jermsittiparsert K. Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. http://www.sysrevpharm.org//?mno=302644924 [Access: June 03, 2020]. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12


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Saengchai S, Pattanapongthorn J, Jermsittiparsert K. Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. SRP. 2019; 10(2): 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



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Saengchai S, Pattanapongthorn J, Jermsittiparsert K. Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. SRP. (2019), [cited June 03, 2020]; 10(2): 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



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Saengchai, S., Pattanapongthorn, . J. & Jermsittiparsert, . K. (2019) Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. SRP, 10 (2), 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



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Saengchai, Sakapas, Jintana Pattanapongthorn, and Kittisak Jermsittiparsert. 2019. Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 10 (2), 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



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Saengchai, Sakapas, Jintana Pattanapongthorn, and Kittisak Jermsittiparsert. "Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 10 (2019), 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



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Saengchai, Sakapas, Jintana Pattanapongthorn, and Kittisak Jermsittiparsert. "Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 10.2 (2019), 70-79. Print. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Saengchai, S., Pattanapongthorn, . J. & Jermsittiparsert, . K. (2019) Perception Regarding Generic Drug Policy in Thailand to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Mediating Role of Rational Drug Use. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 10 (2), 70-79. doi:10.5530/srp.2019.2.12





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