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The prescription of hormone replacement therapy in Spain: differences between general practitioners and gynaecologists.

Authors
  • Castelo-Branco, Camil
  • Ferrer, Javier
  • Palacios, Santiago
  • Cornago, Sonia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Maturitas
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 20, 2006
Volume
55
Issue
4
Pages
308–316
Identifiers
PMID: 16730140
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Concern for HRT prescription in Spain is high. Adverse effects and the fear of cancer are negative conditioning factors in the prescription of HRT, whereas climacteric complaints, quality of life and the prevention of osteoporosis are positive conditioning factors. GYs are more willing to use HRT than GPs. This contrast may reflect the indecision of GPs regarding the preventive value of HRT.

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