Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentWhy you need this book
Close this folderPart 1: Overview
Close this folderChapter 1: The process of rational treatment
View the documentWhat is your first-choice treatment for dry cough?
View the documentThe process of rational prescribing
View the documentConclusion
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Open this folder and view contentsPart 2: Selecting your P(ersonal) drugs
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Conclusion

So, what at first seems just a simple consultation of only a few minutes, in fact requires a quite complex process of professional analysis. What you should not do is copy the doctor and memorize that dry cough should be treated with 15 mg codeine 3 times daily for three days - which is not always true. Instead, build your clinical practice on the core principles of choosing and giving a treatment, which have been outlined. The process is summarized below and each step is fully described in the following chapters.

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