Skip to main content

edited by AIFA’s Office of Osmed and HTA

Glossary


PRESCRIPTION
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]
Skip to main content Skip to the top of the page