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Paper prescriptions will soon be distinctly “last season”

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1156-a (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1156
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. London

    Paper prescriptions will soon be history as a system of electronic transmission of prescriptions is to be phased in from early in 2005 in England.

    Currently the doctor writes or prints a prescription for the patient to take to the pharmacist, who reads and dispenses it before adding it to the pile destined for the Prescription Pricing Authority. Here it's read again to determine who should be paid, how much, …

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