5 questions to ask before prescribing to family and friends
GPs should ask themselves five important questions before treating or prescribing to family and friends, though the starting point should always be "no", a medical lawyer says.
In a new review published in Australian Prescriber, MDA National’s medico-legal and advisory services manager Dr Sara Bird says these are:
- Am I able to provide appropriate medical care to my family member or friend in this situation?
- Am I