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Re: [Gnumed-devel] gmPrescription

From: Horst Herb
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] gmPrescription
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 10:51:40 +1000
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Karsten Hilbert wrote:

would you mind giving a short explanation as to what "Authority
Indication" is all about ?

In Australia, doctors are not autonomous in their choice of prescriptions: which medication is subsidized by the public health system is strictly regulated ("positive list") and many new or expensive medications can only be prescribed (in a subsidized way) after going through a medieval rigmarole talking on the phone to some clown with no medical or pharmaceutical training whatsoever to whom you have to quote verbatim the indicatino as given in the Medicare regulations in order to obtain an Authority number.
Talk about inefficient.


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