Department of Medicine Presentations

Title

Likelihood of Adrenaline Auto-injectors Being Mis-prescribed by Primary Care Physicians

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-12-2010

Journal

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Volume

6

Issue

Suppl 1

First Page

P4

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1710-1492-6-S1-P4

Abstract

Primary care physicians and emergency dept. physicians are often called upon by patients to determine whether individual patients should be prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI’s). Although these patients are often also referred to an allergist to help determine whether their condition warrants this, the wait may often be for months. We set out to determine how accurate referring physicians are in determining that patients should be prescribed AAI’s.