Guide to Good Prescribing – A Practical Manual

by T.P.G.M de Vries, R.H. Henning, H.V. Hogerzeil et al.
WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy, 1994, Reprinted 1998, 2000

142 pp. 314 kB
http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/whozip23e/whozip23e.pdf

This training manual provides step by step guidance to rational prescribing of medicines and teaches skills that are not time limited but which remain valid throughout a clinical career. It demonstrates that prescribing a drug is part of a process that includes many other components. The manual explains the principles of drug selection and how to develop and become familiar with a set of drugs for regular use in practice, called P(personal)-drugs. Practical examples illustrate how to select, prescribe and monitor treatment, and how to communicate effectively with patients. The advantages and disadvantages of different sources of drug information are also described.

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