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Re: [Gnumed-devel] CCHIT - prescription linked to health issues

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] CCHIT - prescription linked to health issues
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 23:25:57 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 08:57:17AM +1100, Elizabeth Dodd wrote:

> > Prescription for Amoxicillin is created to make up the dose at 250 mg/5 mL
> > Sig will be one teaspoon three times per day for 10 days.
> One teaspoon??
> They go for all this accuracy and recording and then provide a prescription 
> using a nonsense value?

In Germany childhood antibiotics delivered as a liquid
typically come with either a measurement spoon or a
syringe-like device for exact intake. I then *do* tell the
patient "take half a spoon twice a day".

But not teaspoons. That would only work if you could know
the amount of patient in said teaspoons :-)

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