French government issues guidelines on prescriptions

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 16 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1002
  1. A Dorozynski

    The French government has published guidelines for prescribing aimed at ensuring that doctors do not systematically overprescribe or overtest; they could now be fined for doing so.

    The guidelines, agreed by the French social security department and several medical unions, cover 15 major categories of prescribing, with several guidelines for each. For example they state that second …

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