Evaluation of prescription-writing quality in a French university hospital.

@article{Franois1997EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of prescription-writing quality in a French university hospital.},
  author={Pierre François and Emmanuel Chirpaz and Herve Bontemps and Jos{\'e} Labar{\`e}re and J. L. Bosson and Jean Calop},
  journal={Clinical performance and quality health care},
  year={1997},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          111-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of prescription writing at a university hospital in France. DESIGN/PATIENTS Each of the 42 medical, surgical, and intensive-care departments were invited to participate in the study. The initial medication orders were reviewed for 866 patients, resulting in 3,254 medications prescribed. One prescription per patient was reviewed for a total of 866 patients, presenting 3,254 medications. RESULTS Of the 866 prescriptions reviewed, 95.5% were dated. Patient… CONTINUE READING

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