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Including the reason for use on prescriptions sent to pharmacists: scoping review.

Mercer K, Carter C, Burns C, et al. Including the reason for use on prescriptions sent to pharmacists: scoping review. JMIR Hum Factors. 2021;8(4):e22325. doi: 10.2196/22325

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January 26, 2022
Mercer K, Carter C, Burns C, et al. JMIR Hum Factors. 2021;8(4):e22325.

Clear communication regarding medication indications can improve patient safety. This scoping review explored how including the indication on a prescription may impact prescribing practice. Studies suggest that including the indication can help identify errors, support communication, and improve patient safety, but prescribers noted concerns about impacts on workflow and patient privacy.

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Mercer K, Carter C, Burns C, et al. Including the reason for use on prescriptions sent to pharmacists: scoping review. JMIR Hum Factors. 2021;8(4):e22325. doi: 10.2196/22325