NHS will roll out electronic prescribing to curb ‘global health emergency’ of antibiotic resistance

NHS will roll out electronic prescribing to curb ‘global health emergency’ of antibiotic resistance

Medics will be ordered to cut use of antibiotics by 15 per cent by using electronic prescribing.

Date: 24 January, 2019

Source: The Telegraph

Author:  Laura Donnelly, health editor

Excerpt: “The software means doctors are alerted to the most appropriate drugs for any condition, sparing them for when they are most needed. It also means health officials can detect areas that are doling out the most antibiotics – and put pressure on medics to cut down.”

Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/24/nhs-will-roll-electronic-prescribing-curb-global-health-emergency/