Letters

Prescribing practice may have been inefficient

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.128b (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:128
  1. David J Torgerson,
  2. Alan Maynard
  1. Research fellow Professor Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York YO1 5DD

    EDITOR,--Jon S Dowell and colleagues show that a general practice can reduce its prescribing costs by 24%, with costs being reduced in 14 of the 18 categories of drug studied.1 The authors note that the practice deliberately delayed attempts to contain prescribing costs until it …

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