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[Guide to perfect prescribing in Switzerland]
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 2690550
Author(s) Arnet, Isabelle; Hersberger, Kurt E
Author(s) at UniBasel Arnet, Isabelle
Hersberger, Kurt
Year 2014
Title [Guide to perfect prescribing in Switzerland]
Journal Therapeutische Umschau
Volume 71
Number 6
Pages / Article-Number 324-34
Keywords prescription, Switzerland

An important initial step in the medication process is prescription writing. The more perfect it is, the more successfully can a therapy be performed. Imprecisions and missing information lead to unnecessary queries or to errors which are often randomly discovered during a later consultation. A "perfect prescription" serves every individual involved in the medication process. The prescription document contains the instructions for the patient, the pharmacist, the nurse, and other health professionals involved in the therapy. The prescription writing process is regulated by several laws and decrees which were enacted to assure the greatest possible drug safety. Deviations from the norm may be necessary in individual cases, which require an even more responsible prescribing and explicit indication.

Publisher Hans Huber
ISSN/ISBN 0040-5930
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1024/0040-5930/a000520
PubMed ID
ISI-Number MEDLINE:24867347
Document type (ISI) Journal Article, Review

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