Sunday, October 29, 2006

Misprescribing and Overprescribing of Drugs

Misprescribing and Overprescribing of Drugs There is no dispute that for many people, prescriptions are beneficial, even lifesaving in many instances. But hundreds of millions of these prescriptions are wrong, either entirely unnecessary or unnecessarily dangerous. Inappropriate prescribing is an academically gentle euphemism for prescriptions for which the risks outweigh the benefits, thus conferring a negative health impact on the patient."

Excellent article, which covers:
* Seven all-too-often-deadly sins of prescribing
* Evidence of Misprescribing and Overprescribing
* The Causes of Misprescribing and Overprescribing

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