Research Article

Computer controlled repeat prescribing used to analyse drug management.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6445.593 (Published 08 September 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:593
  1. F Difford

    Abstract

    In a practice that has been using a computer routinely for more than two years to print, monitor, and audit repeat prescriptions a program was written to analyse combinations of drug treatments. A method is described in which for given diagnoses the computer can identify the appropriate drugs and add them together in a systematic way to produce detailed printouts of the drug management in the practice. A technique by which the computer user can analyse them further on a pharmacological basis is shown.