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The decision to prescribe: influences and choice

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posted on 2024-06-04, 07:02 authored by JE Thistlethwaite, Rola AjjawiRola Ajjawi, P Aslani
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.

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Journal

InnovAiT

Volume

3

Pagination

237-243

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1755-7380

eISSN

1755-7399

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2010, The Authors

Issue

4

Publisher

SAGE Publications

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