Blind Prescribing and the prescribing preparedness of doctors in Emergency Departments.

Determine the prevalence of “Blind Prescribing” in the emergency department of a tertiary public hospital.

Grant ID: EMT-2009-017-SINNOTT-PRESCRIBING

Lay Summary

“Blind Prescribing” describes the situation where a medical practitioner prescribes a medication they know little about.
Theoretically, ‘blind prescribing’ could lead to higher rates of medication error and unsafe medical practice. The project aims to determine if Blind Prescribing occurs in emergency medicine, to identify the prevalence of the practice, and propose situational and contextual factors pertinent to Emergency medicine that are thought to enable this practice.


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Amount Awarded
$15,200


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Complete


Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael Sinnott


Co Investigators:
Katrina Stamer
Ramon Shaban
Elizabeth Donegan


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Collaborating Institutions


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