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Illegible prescriptions

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1053

The Austrian Minister of the Interior has recently called the attention of medical practitioners to the serious evils caused by illegible prescriptions. He insists that every prescription “must be clearly and legibly written in all its parts.” If we may judge from “awful examples” from abroad which at one time …

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