Nurse prescribing is a success

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:461
  1. Adam Legge
  1. London

    Nurse prescribing has been deemed a success, according to the long awaited evaluation of the original eight pilot studies.

    Although the economic data from the evaluation are inconclusive, the safety, efficacy, and improved working practices arising from allowing nurses to prescribe from a limited formulary has been proved, the report concludes. A better idea of whether nurse prescribing costs more, less, or the same as GP prescribing will come from a roll out of one of the original pilot studies in …

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