Gen Y doctors prescribing blindly

Junior doctors are willing to prescribe medications they have never even heard of, an Australian study finds, raising concerns about patient safety.

The Queensland study found 15% of junior doctors in a tertiary ED said they would consider prescribing a drug they didn't recognise the name of, and another 12.5% said they would chart a medication despite being unsure of its class or action.

The study, published in Emergency Medicine Australasia (online), also found junior