n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Thinking about the balance between risk and benefit when prescribing : more about... pharmacology
|Article Title||Thinking about the balance between risk and benefit when prescribing : more about... pharmacology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jun 2011|
|Keyword(s)||Walter Sisulu University|
When writing a prescription, we are taught to balance the risks and benefits of each drug prescribed. We think about the risk benefit ratio as if benefits are secured and risks are a shadowy but unlikely eventuality. In fact, benefit is also best thought of as a probability.
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