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v. pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing, pre·scribes
1. To set down as a rule, law, or direction: prescribed the terms of the surrender.
2. To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
1. To establish rules, laws, or directions.
2. To order a medicine or other treatment.

[Middle English prescriben, from Latin praescrībere : prae-, pre- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·scrib′er n.
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The prescriber population included all clinicians with prescribing privileges, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.
Nevada's legislation does not tell prescribers when or how they can prescribe, instead AB474 establishes a standard of care for prescribers so that, when prescribing such medications is clinically indicated, the prescriber and patient have the needed information to move forward with that prescription with some degree of confidence that the benefits outweigh the risks.
In addition, pharmacists at all retail pharmacies within the CVS Caremark network will see the same list of clinically appropriate formulary alternatives provided to the prescriber, and beginning in early 2018, CVS Caremark members will be able to find lower-cost alternatives within the Check Drug Cost tool on Caremark.
The nurse practitioner and registered nurse prescriber roles are no more interchangeable than a medical specialist and a resident doctor.
This allows a prescriber to confirm that all prescriptions for controlled substances linked to the provider's prescriber identification were actually written by that prescriber.
Delivery of point-of care information, especially if embedded into health information prescribing systems, may help influence prescriber behavior and decrease variance, but only if effectively and accurately delivered.
Detail of medications which were purchased from different medical stores outside the hospital and were used in geriatric patients was collected to link the knowledge of prescriber and its impact on prescription.
Before starting therapy, prescribers must discuss known risks and realistic benefits as well as the prescriber and patient responsibilities in managing therapy.
There are people who do not take their prescribed medicines at all and often do not tell their prescriber they have stopped taking them.
Information sufficient to reasonably identify the intended end-user (patient), prescriber, dispenser, type of controlled substance and quantity dispensed must be reported within each state's PDMP.
Among the quality measures plans will be tracked on are whether the prescriber goals of therapy have been achieved.
If you are a nurse prescriber, you have the knowledge, it's just having the confidence to provide information.