The Prescribing Safety Assessment. (WHO Drug Information Vol. 32, No. 2, 2018)
(2018; 5 pages)


Prescribing is a complex task requiring knowledge of medicines and the diseases they are used to treat, careful judgement of risks and benefits of treatment, and attention to detail. Prescribing can improve health, but also has potential hazards. Studies have found that prescribing is the most challenging area for new graduates, and that errors are common both among trainees and professionals. The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is an online tool that allows health care professionals to develop and demonstrate their competencies in relation to the safe and effective use of medicines.

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