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edited by AIFA’s Office of Osmed and HTA


Is an order mostly in written form (~ receipt) by a qualified health care professional to a pharmacist or other therapist for a medicine or treatment to be provided to their patients. One prescription may contain several items. The maximum number of items on a receipt is in many countries regulated. Given the different definitions of prescriptions, the PHIS indicator on prescription refers to the items prescribed in order to guarantee comparability. [Source: adapted from PPRI Glossary]
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