Reason for prescription

Like ‘Reason for visit’, ‘Reason for prescription’ is rarely captured clinical information systems, which can lead to:

  • Over or under prescribing
  • Unnecessary hospitalisations due to lack of patient understanding.

Entering a ‘Reason for prescription’ as structured data where clinically relevant can improve the quality of the patient health record.

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