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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'

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