Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database

Drennan, Vari M, Grant, Robert L and Harris, Ruth (2014) Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), p. 54. ISSN (print) 1472-6963

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Abstract

The percentage of prescriptions written by nurses in primary care in England is very small in comparison to physicians. Our findings suggest that nurse prescribing is used where it is seen to have relative advantage by all stakeholders, in particular when it supports efficiency in nursing practice and also health promotion activities by nurses in general practice. It is in these areas that there appears to be flexibility in the prescribing role between nurses and general practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Depositing User: Vari Drennan
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 16:06
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 07:51
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/27967

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