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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1978 September; 28(194): 525–530.
PMCID: PMC2158826

An audit of prescribing by peer review


This study describes how a group of general practitioners were made aware of their own prescribing habits. This was done by analysing carbon copies of prescriptions and reporting the analysis to a meeting of the doctors. The effects of this knowledge on subsequent prescribing were monitored.

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