Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Registration status:||Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015|
An order for medication, therapy or therapeutic device given by a properly authorised person, which ultimately goes to a person properly authorised to dispense, supply or perform the order (in most situations, a pharmacist).
A prescription is usually in written form (either handwritten or computer generated); can be phoned or faxed; and includes the patient's name and address, the date, the medication prescribed either as approved or generic name or as a proprietary name (or trademark); directions to the pharmacist, whether it is acceptable to dispense a generic equivalent, directions to the patient that must appear on the label, prescriber's signature and an identifying prescriber number.
|Specialisation of:||Service/care event|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Department of Health|
|Origin:||Harris P, Nagy S, Vardaxis N (Editors) 2010. Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition. NSW: Mosby Elsevier, page 1404.|
|Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:|
Prescription—repeat prescription indicator Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015