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Medicines safety: indicators for safer prescribing (England)

The Medicines Safety Programme has developed a series of indicators to inform safer prescribing practice, helping pharmacists, clinicians and patients to review prescribed medicines and prevent avoidable harm.

The purpose of the indicators is to identify prescribing that could potentially increase the risk of harm and that may be associated with hospital admission.

Further details on the prescribing indicators and information on accessing prescription data can be found here.