Prescribing in a manner that meets your patients' needs and avoids unwarranted variation can help ensure medicine appropriateness.
This is achieved by combining your clinical expertise and evidence-based practice with your patients' preferences, values, experiences, culture and beliefs.1
1. Te Karu L, Bryant L, Harwood M, Arroll B. Achieving health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand: the contribution of medicines optimisation. J Prim Health Care 2018;10:11–15.