Supply problems of unlicensed and off-label medicines after discharge.

Wong, I.C.K., Basra, N., Yeung, V. and Cope, J. (2006) Supply problems of unlicensed and off-label medicines after discharge. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91 (8). pp. 686-688. 10.1136/adc.2006.093724 .

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DOI: 10.1136/adc.2006.093724

Abstract

A total of 709 unlicensed and off-label medicines were prescribed for 338 patients discharged from a paediatric hospital between 1 November 2003 and 31 January 2004. Thirty three per cent of patients had difficulty obtaining these medications in primary care which caused treatment disruption. The main problems were: (1) community pharmacies being unable to supply; and (2) GPs’ refusal to prescribe

Item Type:Article
Departments, units and centres:Department of Practice and Policy > Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research
ID Code:1473
Journal or Publication Title:Archives of Disease in Childhood
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2010 16:24
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