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Meeting the information needs of patients - information about medications (3)

HIFA Quotation: 

I fully agree with you that patients comply better when they are informed, moreover, there is a difference between Over The Counter (OTC's) and prescription drugs. If pharmacies are run by qualified professionals there is NO WAY a patient can get prescription drugs without a prescription. I am also worried about the secrets that we professionals keep from our patients especially those with chronic illnesses about the disease process that would better facilitate self care, yet the confidentiality that we all vowed to keep about patients from other people to protect their Rights is almost nil. Let us keep sharing and learning from one another.

Date of HIFA message: 
Monday, January 4, 2010
Users of healthcare information: 
Author Name: 
Nthabiseng Lebaka
Author Organisational Type: 
Gov
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