Write all prescriptions in capital letters Mumbai citizens tell doctors
Write all prescriptions in capital letters, Mumbai citizens tell doctors

MUMBAI It turns out that all those jokes about doctors scrawl are not funny at all

Doctors illegible handwriting causes 7000 deaths in the US every year and another 15 million Americans report minor adverse reactionsbe it diarrhoea or rashesor even death

Now a movement has begun in Mumbai asking the medical fraternity to write prescriptions in quotseparate capital lettersquot The brainchild of an NGO called the Forum for Enhancement of Quality in Healthcare FEQH and the Quality Council of India a semigovernment organization accrediting services the first meeting on the issue held last week was attended by representatives of medical associations and NGOs The campaign borrows from QCIs hospital accreditation system called the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals NABH which requires prescriptions to be written in capital letters

Date : 20 May, 2012
Reference : articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-20/mumbai/31788252_1_prescriptions-medical-colle

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