The decision to prescribe: influences and choice

Thistlethwaite, J. E., Ajjawi, R. and Aslani, Parisa 2010, The decision to prescribe: influences and choice, InnovAiT, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 237-243, doi: 10.1093/innovait/inp132.

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Title The decision to prescribe: influences and choice
Author(s) Thistlethwaite, J. E.
Ajjawi, R.ORCID iD for Ajjawi, R.
Aslani, Parisa
Journal name InnovAiT
Volume number 3
Issue number 4
Start page 237
End page 243
Total pages 7
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2010-04
ISSN 1755-7380
Summary Prescribing is a fundamental activity of general practice and prescriptions are a major cost to the health service. Yet the art and practical details of prescribing are rarely learnt in medical school; junior doctors lack confidence in writing prescriptions (Illing, 2008). Prescribing is not straightforward and involves a complicated decision-making process, by both patient and doctor, whose intricacies and governing factors are not yet well understood but where inadequate skills translate to suboptimal prescribing (Jackson et al., 2002). The prescribing process is not simply about choosing a medicine and writing a prescription.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/innovait/inp132
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
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