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Table 4 Attitudes of physicians towards innovation

From: Factors influencing prescribing behaviour of physicians in Greece and Cyprus: results from a questionnaire based survey

  In your opinion, does the high price of a new product implies also better effectiveness?
  Greece Cyprus Difference p-value
Absolutely 2.90% 4.15% -1.25% 0.395
Enough 14.99% 32.64% -17.65% 0.000
Not really 49.23% 55.96% -6.73% 0.079
Almost not 10.48% 4.66% 5.82% 0.001
Not at all 22.40% 2.59% 19.81% 0.000
  Generally, what do you think about the effectiveness of new drug products in comparison to the older ones already on the market?
  Greece Cyprus Difference p-value
Clearly more effective 18.73% 24.35% -5.62% 0.084
Rather more effective 43.62% 61.14% -17.52% 0.000
Do not differ significantlly 30.15% 14.51% 15.64% 0.000
Do not differ at all 7.49% 0.00% 7.49% 0.000
  Which sources do you consult in order to get information for the launch of new drugs?
  Greece Cyprus Difference p-value
Scientific journals 78.99% 76.68% 2.31% 0.477
Medical congresses 75.10% 7.25% 63.85% 0.000
Pharmaceutical representatives 77.33% 88.08% -10.75% 0.000
Scientific medical societies 38.87% 51.30% -12.43% 0.001
Internet 30.32% 41.45% -11.13% 0.003