Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Medication
Written by Editor   
Friday, July 08, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  AMA supports the development of methodologically valid research on the relative impact of non-physician prescribing on the quality of health care.

Care to guess what their findings will be?

Excerpt:  AMA advocates that prescriptive authority include the responsibility to monitor the effects of the medication and to attend to problems associated with the use of the medication. This responsibility includes the liability for such actions. AMA supports the development of methodologically valid research on the relative impact of non-physician prescribing on the quality of health care.

– Drugs – Non-Physician Prescribing,  American Medical Association Policy H-120.955

 

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This is a weekly series excerpting from the American Medical Associations own published policies regarding “non-physicians”.  It will take nearly a year to complete.