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Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice.

Britten, Nicky, Jenkins, Linda M., Barber, Nick, Bradley, Colin, Stevenson, Fiona (2003) Developing a measure for the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice. Quality & Safety in Health Care, 12 (4). pp. 246-250. ISSN 1475-3898. (doi:10.1136/qhc.12.4.246) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:5135)

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Abstract

Objective: To explore the feasibility of using a broader definition of the appropriateness of prescribing in general practice by developing ways of measuring this broader definition and by identifying possible relationships between different aspects of appropriateness and patient outcomes.

Conclusion: The attempt to measure appropriateness of prescribing along the three dimensions of patients', prescribers', and pharmacological perspectives is both feasible and likely to yield valuable insights into the nature of general practice prescribing and patients' use of medicines.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/qhc.12.4.246
Uncontrolled keywords: general practice; patient-caregiver relationship; prescribing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Helen Wooldridge
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 07:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5135 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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