Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Practice Practice Pointer

Using a clinical process map to identify prescribing cascades in your patient

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m261 (Published 19 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m261

Rapid Response:

Making a mountain out of a molehill

The article, ‘Using a clinical process map to identify prescribing cascades in your patient’, takes 3½ pages to say what could have been said in two sentences:

‘Keep in mind that new symptoms in a patient taking a drug may be due to the drug,’ and ‘Patients may get better when they stop the treatment.’

symonds@tokyobritishclinic.com

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 March 2020
Gabriel Symonds
General practitioner
Tokyo, Japan