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Research Article

Physician Awareness of Drug Cost: A Systematic Review

  • G. Michael Allan mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: michael.allan@ualberta.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Joel Lexchin,

    Affiliations: Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Natasha Wiebe

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: September 25, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040283

About the Authors

G. Michael Allan
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
G. Michael Allan
Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Joel Lexchin
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Joel Lexchin
School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Natasha Wiebe
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.allan@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

JL has been retained by lawyers acting for a Canadian generic company attempting to introduce a generic version of a product. Otherwise, the authors do not have any financial interests, relationships, or affiliations relevant to the subject matter of this manuscript.

Author Contributions

GMA conceived of the systematic review, acquired funding, and drafted the original manuscript. GMA and JL both designed the review and completed the search, inclusion/exclusion, data extraction, analysis of data, and drafting of the article. NW contributed to the data analysis and assisted in drafting the article. All authors give final approval of the article and GMA is the guarantor.