Report: Supporting prescribing in general practice - a progress report

June 26, 2003 by Auditor General

While there have been considerable improvements in the quality and efficiency of prescribing by general practitioners, implementing national guidelines on prescribing is having significant cost implications for primary care trusts. The report recommends that guidelines on prescribing include an assessment of their cost impact, and that guidelines with significant cost implications should be considered alongside developments in other parts of the health service.

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