Research Article

Informing the hospital of patients' drug regimens.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 292 doi: (Published 11 January 1986) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986;292:101
  1. C Claoué,
  2. A R Elkington


    Patients who are admitted to Southampton Eye Hospital are asked to bring a form from their general practitioner with details of all drugs that have been prescribed and to bring all their current medications. We carried out a study to find out what proportion of patients were taking medicines by prescription only and how many of these were known to the general practitioner. Less than half of the forms completed by the general practitioners were correct.