Incorporating ‘reason for use’ into the prescribing process of medication: a survey on the opinion of patients in Flanders, Belgium

Marijke Peeters, Elias Iturrospe, Dominique Jans, Alexander L. N. van Nuijs & Hans De Loof
Abstract Background A longstanding debate exists about including a ‘reason for use’ on prescriptions for medication. Little is known, however, about patients’ opinions on this subject. Methods An internet-based questionnaire, consisting mainly of Likert scale questions, was distributed online to the general public in Belgium. Results from 1034 responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results Opinions from patients toward including a ‘reason for use’ on medication prescriptions were generally positive. A clear majority of 62%...
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