Forum: Pharmacist prescribing in hospitals

“I could not possibly be the only one whom constantly experiences frustration as a result of the limitations which we have placed on us when it comes to prescribing medications.

How often do you see consultants and registrars delegate discharge prescription writing to that graduate intern that knows little more about prescribing medicines than the average Joe Blow?

How often do you have to spend half an hour trying to track down that one prescriber whom so insistently chose to inappropriately prescribe azithromycin with a dose regimen that reads ‘take 500 tablets daily for 3 days’ just so that you can get them to reluctantly grant you permission to annotate the script so that it reads a much safer, ‘take 500mg daily for 3 days’ ……..”

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