Off-label prescribing in palliative care – a cross-sectional national survey of Palliative Medicine doctors

To, Timothy Hm; Agar, Meera; Shelby-James, Tania; Abernethy, Amy P; Doogue, Matthew; Rowett, Debra; Ko, Danielle; Currow, David C
April 2013
Palliative Medicine;Apr2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p320
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted to document off-label use policies (including disclosure and consent) in Australian palliative care units and current practices by palliative care clinicians. The study included survey asking clinicians their most frequent off-label medication/indication dyads and unit policies. It states that dyads were classified into unregistered, off-label and on-label, and for the latter. It is concluded that off-label prescribing is poorly recognized by clinicians.


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