- Physician Responses to a Community-Level Trial Promoting Judicious Antibiotic Use. Stille, Christopher J.; Rifas-Shiman, Sheryl L.; Kleinman, Ken; Kotch, Jamie B.; Finkelstein, Jonathan A. // Annals of Family Medicine;May/Jun2008, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p206
The article discusses the assessment of physician responses to a community-level trial promoting judicious antibiotic use. It stresses that in multiple communities an intervention in physician offices reached its intended audience in promoting judicious antibiotic prescribing. However, it notes...
- Taking what? Bates, Jane // Nursing Standard;10/3/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p27
The author reflects on the confusion concerning drug names. She values long designations to show the type of drugs and its constituent parts. She questions the long medical prescription of drug names whether the doctors spend their working life thinking longer names or chatter with glee at the...
- Independent Nurse: Letter - Will new doctors also have probation year? Curry, Jean // GP: General Practitioner;11/11/2005, p96
The article argues that nurses have become real experts in their chosen fields and if the full formulary was opened up, like doctors, they would only prescribe within their specialty. The author hopes this probation does not go ahead and nurses receive the professional respect they deserve for...
- Physician assistants prescribing plea. Hairon, Nerys // Pulse;10/4/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 39, p18
Reports on the prescribing powers of physician assistants in Great Britain. Work of physician assistants from the U.S.
- Prescribing without blowing the pharmacy budget. Singer, Karl // Patient Care;4/30/1998, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p13
Editorial. Discusses the prescription of drugs to patients by physicians, with reference to pharmacy costs. Development of strategies by primary care physicians to allow their patients access to drugs which are needed; What contributes to pharmacy costs; How to control pharmacy costs.
- Trojan child in a prescription war. Farrell, Liam // GP: General Practitioner;2/17/2003, p31
Presents experience of the author with a child patient and his mother. Reason for an examination of the child before the surgery; His argument with the patient's mother over prescription of drugs.
- NURSES IN TUNE WITH PATIENTS' INFORMATION NEEDS. // Nursing Standard;5/10/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 35, p8
The article reports on the finding of a study that nurse prescribers are more likely to meet patients' requirements compared to physicians. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Reading and has shown that nurses provide patients the information regarding drugs that they...
- MedEconomics: GP finance - How to introduce nurse prescribing. Russell, Sara // GP: General Practitioner;12/9/2005, p61
This article focuses on the significance of providing training to nurses. Suitably qualified nurses are able to prescribe for a range of acute and chronic conditions. In England from next spring, extended formulary nurses who have undergone extra training will be able to prescribe any medicine...
- FILLING PRESCRIPTIONS. Nudo, Lori // Better Homes & Gardens;Nov2005, Vol. 83 Issue 11, p290
Offers suggestions for dealing with pharmacists who refuse to honor prescriptions that go against their religious or ethical beliefs. Availability of another pharmacist; Help from emergency room staff of a hosital; Ways of dispensing prescription drugs by physicians.
- A breakthrough in nurse prescribing. Prime, Louise // Practice Nurse;11/25/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p5
The article focuses on the permission granted to trained nurses in Great Britain to prescribe drugs from the British National Formulary. Several doctors felt disappointed for allowing nurses to prescribe arguing that they undergo many more years of training than nurses before being permitted to...