Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

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Telangana journal of psychiatry

Volume : 1, Issue : 1

  • Psychiatrists’ Prescriptions

  • Article : Open Access

  • Article Type: Other

  • Subject : Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychology

  • Year : 2015

  • Author : Poduri Gopala Sarma

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  • Page From : 21

  • Page To : 23

  • Page No : 21-23

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  • Abstract  

    A look at psychiatrists’ prescriptions that one comes across during practice reveals many omissions and commissions. Apart from polypharmacy, prescriber’s data leaves much to be desired. Difficulty in deciphering prescribed drug names by another psychiatrist due to handwriting problem and plethora of trade names is common. Generic names in prescription are non-existent. Instructions to pharmacist about refill and patient about review are missing in most. Computerization of prescriptions in a standardised format to a large extent may minimize preventable errors and consequent problems apart from reducing over and indefinite dispensing and use

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  • Keyword : Psychiatrist; Prescription; Validity; Generic names; Computerization
  • How to cite this article:   Sarma P G, Psychiatrists’ Prescriptions. Telangana J Psychiatry. 2015;1(1):21-23.
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