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Descriptor in English: Inappropriate Prescribing
Descriptor in Spanish: Prescripción Inadecuada
Descriptor in Portuguese: Prescrição Inadequada
Descriptor in French: Prescription inappropriée
Entry term(s): Inappropriate Prescribings
Inappropriate Prescription
Inappropriate Prescriptions
Over Prescribing
Over Prescribings
Prescribing, Inappropriate
Prescribing, Over
Prescribings, Inappropriate
Prescribings, Over
Prescription, Inappropriate
Prescriptions, Inappropriate
Tree number(s): E02.319.490
N02.421.450.500.249
Scope note: The practice of administering medications in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
NU nursing
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2011
See also the descriptors: Deprescriptions MeSH
Drug Overdose MeSH
Medical Overuse MeSH
DeCS UI: 54219
Descriptor UI: D057970
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Inappropriate Prescribing - Preferred
Concept UI M0540692
Scope note The practice of administering medications in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
Preferred term Inappropriate Prescribing
Entry term(s) Inappropriate Prescribings
Prescribing, Inappropriate
Prescribings, Inappropriate
Inappropriate Prescriptions - Narrower
Concept UI M0540302
Scope note Medications administered in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
Preferred term Inappropriate Prescriptions
Entry term(s) Inappropriate Prescription
Prescription, Inappropriate
Prescriptions, Inappropriate
Over Prescribing - Narrower
Concept UI M0545752
Preferred term Over Prescribing
Entry term(s) Over Prescribings
Prescribing, Over
Prescribings, Over



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