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Is overprescribing for the benefit of doctors or their patients?
 

Is overprescribing for the benefit of doctors or their patients?

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The overprescription epidemic by doctors rages on despite a multitude of evidence disapproving such practices, suggesting overprescribing is not an issue of knowledge or skill, and that strategies to overcome this problem should instead focus on human behaviour.
 
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12 Dec 2016 - General
 
This has been very rampant nowadays wherein doctors tend to give overprescribing of antibiotics plus starting high end antibiotics on the first handling of the patient. Some wouldn't even do any blood culture tests and it is hard for them to choo...
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As Jemelyn Mae Sodusta it is not benefited to everyone until unless patient is in emergency under lifesaving. In recent years over prescribing medicines has raised and it increased cost to ...
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Like what the article mentioned, one factor that leads to overprescribing is the need to satisfy patients. This is also seen in our setting wherein a lot of patients coming in for viral infections expect to be given antibiotics. They have this impres...
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Overprescription does not benefit anyone. When doctors prescribe medicine, their patients count on them to get it right. Society as a whole has an interest in keeping certain drugs under control and the evidence shows that when it comes to opioid pai...
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Tahira Nawaz I agree with you that physicians need more education to lower this phenomenon. One of the effective tactics doctors can follow is to place a signed poster in their exam rooms ...
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Over-prescription is always discouraged but a recent survey has shown that 27 % of physicians choose antibiotics that are the most common over-prescribed treatment. If over-prescription will not be controlled promptly than the number of deaths will i...
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Of course overprescribing doesn't really benefit anyone on the long term but can lead to short sighted profit either financially to the doctor and pharmacist or psychologically to the patients. The survey led by Dr Qaseem has revealed to some ext...
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