Summary: Directions written for the obtaining and use of PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS; MEDICAL DEVICES; corrective LENSES; and a variety of other medical remedies.

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  1. Costa E, Giardini A, Prados Torres A, Cahir C, Marengoni A. Interventional Tools to Improve Prescription and Adherence to Medical Plans. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:602078 pubmed publisher
  2. Vagge A, Nelson L. Compliance with the prescribed occlusion treatment for amblyopia. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017;28:454-459 pubmed publisher
  3. Thornton J, Fremont P, Khan K, Poirier P, Fowles J, Wells G, et al. Physical Activity Prescription: A Critical Opportunity to Address a Modifiable Risk Factor for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease: A Position Statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Clin J Sport Med. 2016;26:259-65 pubmed publisher
  4. Martin D, Luz P, Lake J, Clark J, Campos D, Veloso V, et al. Pharmacy refill data can be used to predict virologic failure for patients on antiretroviral therapy in Brazil. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017;20:21405 pubmed publisher
    ..The validation and use of the pharmacy dispensing ratio using public pharmacy refill data could aid in early identification of patients with poor adherence and prevent development of treatment failure and drug resistance in Brazil. ..
  5. Martinez C, Bacigalupe G, Cortada J, Grandes G, Sanchez A, Pombo H, et al. The implementation of health promotion in primary and community care: a qualitative analysis of the 'Prescribe Vida Saludable' strategy. BMC Fam Pract. 2017;18:23 pubmed publisher
    ..An implementation model is proposed to highlight the relationships between the CFIR constructs in the context of health promotion in primary care. ..
  6. Bell S, Morris N. Exercise testing in patients with cystic fibrosis: why and which?. J Cyst Fibros. 2010;9:299-301 pubmed publisher
  7. Hodapp N. [The ICRU Report 83: prescribing, recording and reporting photon-beam intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)]. Strahlenther Onkol. 2012;188:97-9 pubmed publisher
  8. Hayakawa K, Mezaki K, Kobayakawa M, Yamamoto K, Mutoh Y, Tsuboi M, et al. Impact of rapid identification of positive blood cultures using the Verigene system on antibiotic prescriptions: A prospective study of community-onset bacteremia in a tertiary hospital in Japan. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181548 pubmed publisher
    ..We observed a high rate of antibiotic prescription changes after the Verigene test in a population with COB especially in GP. The Verigene test would be a useful tool in antimicrobial stewardship programs among patients with COB. ..
  9. Pollini R, Gallardo M, Ruíz S, Case P, Zaller N, Lozada R. Over-the-counter but out of reach: a pharmacy-based survey of OTC syringe sales in Tijuana, Mexico. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014;25:637-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides information for developing interventions to promote OTC syringe sales and expanding pharmacy-based distribution of HIV-related information and resources. ..

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  1. Pohontsch N, Heser K, Löffler A, Haenisch B, Parker D, Luck T, et al. General practitioners' views on (long-term) prescription and use of problematic and potentially inappropriate medication for oldest-old patients-A qualitative interview study with GPs (CIM-TRIAD study). BMC Fam Pract. 2017;18:22 pubmed publisher
    ..stronger dissemination of the PRISCUS list, better compensation of medication reviews, "positive lists", adequate patient information, multifaceted interventions and improved communication between general practitioners and specialists. ..
  2. Deelen J, Visser C, Prins J, van Hest R. Antimicrobial prophylaxis outside the operating theatre, an audit in a university hospital. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:296 pubmed publisher
    ..The primary endpoint was the extent of prophylaxis relative to the total number of antimicrobial prescriptions. We also investigated per prescription the presence of a (local) protocol and adherence to these protocols...
  3. Randhawa A, Parikh J, Kuk J. Trends in medication use by body mass index and age between 1988 and 2012 in the United States. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184089 pubmed publisher
    ..Further research may be required to assess accessibility and barriers to medication use among certain demographics. ..
  4. Everhart J, Ruhl C. Burden of digestive diseases in the United States part I: overall and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology. 2009;136:376-86 pubmed publisher
  5. Horvat O, Tomas A, Paut Kusturica M, Savkov A, Bukumirić D, Tomić Z, et al. Is the level of knowledge a predictor of rational antibiotic use in Serbia?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180799 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, further rationalization should be focused on educational campaigns targeting the behavior of patients with regard to antibiotic use. ..
  6. Hagiwara H, Nishikawa R, Fukuzawa K, Tohkin M. The Survey of the Compliance Situation to the Antihypertensive Therapy Guideline by Analyzing Japanese National Claims Data. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2017;137:893-901 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provided a clinically important information and demonstrated the utility of NDB for compliance assessment for therapeutics guideline. ..
  7. Pannu T, Sharkey S, Burek G, Cretu D, Hill M, Hogan D, et al. Medication use by middle-aged and older participants of an exercise study: results from the Brain in Motion study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17:105 pubmed publisher
    ..The appropriateness of the high rate of medication use in this generally healthy population deserves further investigation. ..
  8. Prunuske J, St Hill C, Hager K, Lemieux A, Swanoski M, Anderson G, et al. Opioid prescribing patterns for non-malignant chronic pain for rural versus non-rural US adults: a population-based study using 2010 NAMCS data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:563 pubmed publisher
  9. Redwood S, Ngwenya N, Hodson J, Ferner R, Coleman J. Effects of a computerized feedback intervention on safety performance by junior doctors: results from a randomized mixed method study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013;13:63 pubmed publisher
    ..The construction of metrics used in clinical dashboards must take account of actual work processes. ISRCTN72253051. ..
  10. Romé A, Persson U, Ekdahl C, Gard G. Physical activity on prescription (PAP): costs and consequences of a randomized, controlled trial in primary healthcare. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2009;27:216-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Long-term follow-up can determine the sustainability of the results, and can be used in a future cost-effectiveness analysis. ..
  11. Blanke C, LeBlanc M, Hershman D, Ellis L, Meyskens F. Characterizing 18 Years of the Death With Dignity Act in Oregon. JAMA Oncol. 2017;3:1403-1406 pubmed publisher
    ..A retrospective observational cohort study of 991 Oregon residents who had prescriptions written as part of the state's Death with Dignity Act...
  12. Diwakar L, Cummins C, Ryan R, Marshall T, Roberts T. Prescription rates of adrenaline auto-injectors for children in UK general practice: a retrospective cohort study. Br J Gen Pract. 2017;67:e300-e305 pubmed publisher
    ..To estimate the trends in annual GP-issued prescriptions for AAI among UK children between 2000 and 2012...
  13. Nunan D. Doctors should be able to prescribe exercise like a drug. BMJ. 2016;353:i2468 pubmed publisher
  14. Barnes P, Schoenborn C. Trends in adults receiving a recommendation for exercise or other physical activity from a physician or other health professional. NCHS Data Brief. 2012;:1-8 pubmed
    ..Still, the prevalence of receiving this advice remains well below one-half of U.S. adults and varies substantially across population subgroups. ..
  15. Huybrechts K, Bateman B, Desai R, Hernandez diaz S, Rough K, Mogun H, et al. Risk of neonatal drug withdrawal after intrauterine co-exposure to opioids and psychotropic medications: cohort study. BMJ. 2017;358:j3326 pubmed publisher
    ..atypical antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, gabapentin, and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z drugs), with prescriptions filled within the same time window as prescriptions for opioids...