Search Tag: overprescribing

Executive Health Management

Pressure To Prescribe: More Antibiotics Ordered Where Physicians Compete With Clinics

2015 25 Feb

Wealthier areas of the US have more antibiotic prescriptions written per capita, where there is greater competition among care providers, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. Patients in such areas may be more able and likely to shop for physicians who are willing to write a prescription. As a result, doctors’ offices compete with retail medical... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Overprescribing Medications Is Bad For Health

2014 17 Dec

According to a recent survey by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, 43 percent of men and 50 percent of women in England are taking at least one prescription medicine, and 22 percent of men and 24 percent of women are taking at least three prescriptions. Nearly 2.7 million prescriptions are dispensed every day in England. This translates into... Read more