No one speaks english anymore??

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Michael, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Michael

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I don't think Peter would, but there are many Americans on fixed
    incomes who take multiple medications and would very definitely shop
    around to save a few bucks. Your arrogance is amazing.
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 28, 2013
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  2. Michael

    Savageduck Guest

    A doctor is free to produce a paper prescription however he pleases, he
    can have it printed off an office computer, he can write it on a
    standard prescription blank from a preprinted pad, he can write it on a
    paper towel, or the back of a business card, though that is rare. I am
    sure that they sign the prescription printed off the office computer. I
    can also remember a time before my doctor went all electronic, when a
    nurse/assistant/or receptionist would fill out the prescription and
    take it to the doctor for his signature.
    His practice also has two nurse practitioners who have some
    prescription writing privileges.

    The Federal Class II Rx pads are three copy, carbon, with watermarks
    and anti-forgery features. The doctor and the dispensing pharmacist,
    have to keep a record of Class II narcotics prescribed and dispensed.
    The Feds get a copy of the Rx and the system is audited regularly.
    Moving to an electronic system for prescribing and record keeping makes
    life simpler for all parties.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 28, 2013
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  3. Michael

    Guest Guest

    apparently, you'll stoop at nothing to twist things.

    16% is a minority, 4% even more so. it's basic math.
     
    Guest, Mar 28, 2013
  4. Michael

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Computers in each examining room, doctor's offices, reception, lab,
    nurses station etc has been the norm for all doctors in New Zealand
    for at least 10 years. The first such installations go back probably
    30 years and the system has built up from there. The system is now so
    pervasive that when I recently had some (more) skin cancers removed
    from my leg at the local public health hospital they were able to call
    up my entire medical records from several doctors and specialist, and
    at least two hospitals, from almost anywhere in the hospital.
    --- snip ---
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 28, 2013
  5. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

    Not in my world.
     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  6. Michael

    Savageduck Guest

    Then your World is narrowly focused.
    Rx has been an abbreviation for "prescription" long before electronics
    and radio communications were dreamed of.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 28, 2013
  7. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

    Why should that be the first ?

    So where does the x fit in ?

    So I'm asumming the B represents binary as in twice or 2.
    So Q- quad i.e 4 times a day.

    yes depending on your area of work or intertest letters can mean many things.
    I am not a doctor, so when ever I use Rx or tx or I see rx or tx writtem on an order sheet I know the student they are requesting either a transmitter or receiver not a doctors perscription.

    There's many more in most areas.



    So when you see rx or tx what do you think it means.


    To keep it on topic in the mid seventies whenn I brought my first camera I told a friend that I was interested in buying a SLR, his draw dropped and he said somethijnmg like what the **** do you want one of those for.
    I forgot he was ionterested in war, weapons and the military he then asked me why I wanted a Self loading rifle.
     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  8. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  9. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  10. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  11. Michael

    David Taylor Guest

    On 28/03/2013 13:50, Savageduck wrote:
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    Likely only in the US - certainly not in the UK. But I agree that from
    the context it was fairly obvious. BTW, here in Scotland, all our
    prescription medicine is free. Not so England!
     
    David Taylor, Mar 28, 2013
  12. Michael

    Whisky-dave Guest

    Yes don't remind me.

    here's an interesting list.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_used_in_medical_prescriptions

    and look at the can be mistaken by......

    my intials mean distalled water

    Most people see H as hydrogen rather than hypodermic
     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 28, 2013
  13. Michael

    Tony Cooper Guest

    No, they don't. At least the ones my doctors issue are not signed. At
    my cardiologist's office, the prescription is printed out at the desk
    where they schedule the next appointment and then handed to me. By the
    time this is done, the doctor is in the next examining room. There's
    not even a facsimile signature on the form.
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 28, 2013
  14. Michael

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I got thinking about this and decided to check it out. See:
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/medical/info_prescribe.pdf
    and it says that:

    Section 456.43, Florida Statutes, outlines requirements for electronic
    prescribing software. Electronic signatures is the usage of any
    letters, characters, or symbols manifested by electronic or similar
    means, executed or adopted by a party with an intent to authenticate a
    writing. A “writing” is electronically signed if an electronic
    signature is logically associated with such writing and shall have the
    same force and effect as a written signature.

    So, in Florida, the doctor need not sign an electronically generated
    prescription from software. That's why my doctors don't sign them.

    Also, in Florida, the requirements to prescribe Schedule II, III, and
    IV are different that what you describe in California. Here, the
    doctor *may* use the forms you describe, but doesn't seem to be
    required to. Evidently, the laws vary state-to-state.

    I was wondering about this because the newspaper has been running a
    series on "pill mills" and the abundance of counterfeit prescription
    forms (even poorly executed ones) accepted by certain pharmacies.

    There seem to be 50 answers to every question in the US.
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 28, 2013
  15. Michael

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Have you considered that it may be your world that is narrowly
    focussed? There is much more to the world than the US.

    Rx for prescriptions is not used in the UK, New Zealand or Australia.
    As far as I know it is not used in India, Switzerland or France. It
    almost certainly is not used in Russia, China or Japan.
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 28, 2013
  16. Michael

    Rikishi42 Guest

    We don't do that in Belgium. A patient gets the prescription (usually
    printed out, sometimes still written) and takes it to the pharmacy of
    his/her choice.

    But even if it would have been sent, that's my point: my mother would have
    requested it'd be send to the pharmacy closest to her place. But I picked
    up her prescription in the evening to get it the next day... and did so in
    another town.

    Well, again that couldn't really apply here. Prices are fixed. No
    differences between pharmacists, not for medication anyway. So no price
    shopping.
    .... and no one is uninsured. Doesn't exist. And there aren't really any
    "types" of insurance. We find it weird the quality of care should depend on
    your wealth. Doesn't mean you can't get some extra's, but...


    Allways wanted to ask this: is it true you can get medication in
    supermarkets? Really? As if they were just groceries ?
     
    Rikishi42, Mar 28, 2013
  17. Michael

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Hill-Rom's headquarters are in Batesville, Indiana. That part of
    Indiana is known for wooden furniture manufacturing (Hoosier kitchen
    cabinets), and the Hillenbrand family started making wooden hospital
    furniture. The family also started businesses making wooden cribs and
    high chairs another company that makes caskets. Batesville Casket
    sells caskets and burial vaults all over the US. I dunno if they are
    still in the baby furniture business or not.


    The company literally services people "cradle to grave".
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 28, 2013
  18. Michael

    Rikishi42 Guest

    They advertise??? Weird, no pharmacy here would advertise. I don't think
    they'd be allowed.

    Yep, my point exactly. You don't allways know where you'll pick it up when
    still at the doctor's.
     
    Rikishi42, Mar 28, 2013
  19. Michael

    Rikishi42 Guest


    :) The two of you are just an old married couple, aren't you?
     
    Rikishi42, Mar 28, 2013
  20. Michael

    Savageduck Guest

    Aah! States' Rights, bind us, and divide us.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 28, 2013
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