Promoting responsible self-medication by GPs in France 2015

This statistic represents the percentage of French general practitioners to encourage their patients to use responsible self-medication in 2015, depending on the health problem. According to the survey, about 40% of French GPs encouraged their patients to treat hemorrhoids by self-medication.

Share of French general practitioners encouraging their patients to use responsible self-medication in 2015, according to health problem *

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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period

November 9th to 25th, 2015

Number of respondents

301 respondents

Special properties

liberal general practitioners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Responsible self-medication is defined as follows: when a patient treats some mild symptoms, through drugs available without a prescription, under the conditions of use indicated, with the advice of the pharmacist and without the intervention of the doctor. The question was formulated by the source as follows: "And for each of the following health problems, do you encourage your patients to use responsible self-medication, that is to say, to treat symptoms with over-the-counter medications, under the indicated conditions of use, with the pharmacist's advice and without the doctor's intervention? "

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