Privatisation of NHS prescribing

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6967.1517a (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1517
  1. David A B St George
  1. Health care relations manager, Bayer, Pharmaceutical Division, Newbury, Berkshire RG13 1JA.

    EDITOR,—Stephen Head is correct in highlighting the effects of an increase in private prescriptions.1 The spurious effect of reducing the prescribing of generic and low cost drugs will both increase average costs and decrease total prescriptions shown by prescribing analysis and cost (PACT) data. It …

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