Rational prescription. C H Chen Nov., 2001. Mr. Wong, 65 years old, attended for follow up . Ex-smoker, non drinker Come for medications 2-monthly as usual Good tolerance to med. Apart from on and off dizziness, but no history of syncope Problem lists : HT, IHD, AF, Dizziness.
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C H Chen
Ex-smoker, non drinker
Come for medications 2-monthly as usual
Good tolerance to med. Apart from on and off dizziness, but no history of syncope
Problem lists : HT, IHD, AF, Dizziness
Prescription of additional medications
higher dosages or more potent therapies
Anticoagulants, analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in 8 % of cases each
Random sample of 1068 HK Chinese interviewed by telephone done in 1995
The influence of patients’ hopes of receiving a prescription on doctors’ perceptions and the decision to prescribe: a questionnaire survey
BMJ Vol 315 6 Dec 97
>more training to communicate with patients about risk and benefit
>training in decision analysis
>undergraduate/continuing education in therapeutics