Italian paediatricians and off-label prescriptions: loyal to regulatory or guideline standards?

@article{Pandolfini2005ItalianPA,
  title={Italian paediatricians and off-label prescriptions: loyal to regulatory or guideline standards?},
  author={Chiara Pandolfini and Rita Campi and Antonio Clavenna and Teresa Cazzato and Maurizio Bonati},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={753-7}
}
AIM To evaluate the reason off-label use exists in paediatric general practice and to distinguish between non-compliance with respect to regulatory standards and non-compliance with respect to guidelines in order to determine what this difference means in terms of rational prescribing. METHODS Information on patients visited by 35 general paediatricians in southern Italy was collected and their prescriptions analysed for off-label status. Off-label drug use in the Italian paediatric community… CONTINUE READING

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