Safe and Sound: Optimizing Prescribing Behaviours — Summary of Main Themes and Insights (Report on a Policy Symposium)

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September 2007

This report summarizes the central themes and advice from the Health Council of Canada emerging from a symposium, “Safe and Sound: Optimizing Prescribing Behaviours,” hosted by the Health Council on June 12-13 in Montreal. The purpose of the symposiumwas to support the continued development of Canada’s National Pharmaceuticals Strategy, in particular to “enhance action to influence the prescribing behaviour of health care professionals so that drugs are used only when needed and the right drug is used for the right problem.” To read the full report.