This study indicates that 90% of surveyed physicians in Toronto and London, Ontario prescribe to individuals who are not their patients. Even most of those who refrained from this practice in the surveyed group had done so in the past but discontinued due to a bad experience. While the accuracy ofrecall of a full year […]
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The participating physicians reported that requests for a prescription from nonpatients occurred every three months for 40% of the doctors, once every six months for 22.5% and once a month for 17.5%. Such requests came most commonly from workers including secretaries (in 33% of the cases), from family members (25%), and friends (16%).
During the past decade there has been increasing interest in the prescribing patterns of physicians. It appears that selfprescription is not an un com mon practice, leading to several precautionary notes. In particular, self-prescription ofnarcotic analgesics to fam ily mem bers has been recently scrutinized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which […]