Holyrood's Health and Sport Committee has now asked for views on issues including what barriers there may be to social prescribing
, how social prescribing
initiatives should be monitored and evaluated, and to what extent social prescribing
helps to sustain a person's participation in physical activity and sport.
Conclusion: Current findings highlighted Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing
(PIP), particularly of NSAIDs and under prescribing
of statins in cardiovascular diseases.
Antimicrobial use was found in most of the prescriptions, were the most common drug category prescribed, the use of injectable formulations was frequent, and generic drug prescribing
among dermatologists is limited and concentrated in the surgical setting, but it may be associated with a substantial number of adverse events," the authors write.
Professor Nissen has been an expert adviser for the National Prescribing
Service on prescribing
competency standards, and she's been closely involved in the training and development of nurse practitioners who have been able to prescribe for more than 15 years.
The council said the move followed the success of nurse prescribing
in diabetes health and the introduction last year of RN prescribing
in primary health and specialty teams.
Lum, Mitchell and Coombes (2013) describe the twelve core competencies for safe prescribing
as part of the four stages of prescribing
(Information gathering, clinical decision making, communication, and monitoring and review), and enunciate the underpinning elements.
Previous studies have identified associations between increased prescribing
and industry payments to physicians, wrote Colette Dejong, a research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, Center for Healthcare Value, and her colleagues, However, "it is not known whether much smaller payments, such as sponsored meals, are associated with increased prescribing
of the promoted brand name drug over therapeutic alternatives," they wrote (JAMA Intern.
88% of respondents consider age factor in prescribing
specific dose of analgesics.
The names of patient and prescribing
doctors were kept confidential throughout the study.
The company is in electronic prescribing
, medication management and secure care collaboration solutions that enhance the doctor-patient point of encounter, optimise provider access to patient information, inform the doctor's clinical view of the patient and improve care delivery and clinical outcomes.
must be tracked to understand and improve antibiotic use.