WHO defines the reasoned use of drugs as prescribing or suggesting the appropriate medication for the patient, at the appropriate dose and duration, at a reasonable cost, with the necessary information for the patient and with a follow-up planning. To ensure prescription under these conditions, clinical skills are needed to:
- Establish the diagnosis and evaluate the course of the patient,
- Choose the therapeutic strategy,
- Individualize the treatment according to the needs and characteristics of each patient,
- Communicate with the patient to promote their autonomy.
In order to perform these functions, the prescriber must have reliable information, unbiased, and oriented to clinical problems, and must be up-to-date on therapeutic novelties.
Scientific information on therapeutics is unattainable and very often biased. The different FICF information tools for primary care physicians are based on a careful
and up-to-date selection of essential and reliable information. They are designed to facilitate the dissemination of relevant and useful information for clinical practice.
These tools are accessible on digital media. In addition, thanks to the support of the ICS, we offer a service of consultations on specific therapeutic doubts.
These tools are:
We also offer other specialized sources of information:
FICF provides technical support to the selection of medicines carried out by various pharmacotherapeutic committees
and collaborates in the development of prescription support methods.
For example, it provides technical support to the Pharmacotherapeutic Committee of the Primary Care Area of ICS Terres de l’Ebre, Tarragona.