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Inappropriate Prescribing MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Inappropriate Prescribing
Tree Number(s)
E02.319.490
N02.421.450.500.249
Unique ID
D057970
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057970
Scope Note
The practice of administering medications in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
Entry Term(s)
Inappropriate Prescriptions
Over Prescribing
NLM Classification #
QV 748
Previous Indexing
Drug Prescriptions (1975-2010)
See Also
Deprescriptions
Drug Overdose
Medical Overuse
Public MeSH Note
2011
History Note
2011
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Inappropriate Prescribing Preferred
Inappropriate Prescriptions Narrower
Over Prescribing Narrower
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