There are standards which all chemotherapy prescriptions should adhere to
All prescriptions must be computer generated
Prescriptions must always include:
- The intended start date
- The exact duration of treatment, including either the stop date or ‘for xxx’ days
- For continuous treatment, the intended review date should be included
- All prescriptions must include regimen information
Abbreviations are not to be used on chemotherapy prescriptions e.g. 'for three days' not '3/7'