For chronic patients, the dematerialized prescription (so-called electronic) will be valid for one year and will allow stock up of drugs for 30 days of therapyalways according to the doctor’s instructions. This was confirmed by the Minister of Health, Horace Schillaciregarding the health measures contained in the Dl Simplifications approved by the Council of Ministers. It is, the minister reiterates, an “important novelty”.
In fact, the head of the Ministry of Health explains: “A chronically ill person needs to periodically take the same drug. Thanks to this provision, patients, or those who take care of them in the event of non-self-sufficiency, have the double advantage of not having to repeatedly go to the doctor to collect the prescription and repeatedly to the pharmacy to collect the drugs”.
“Let’s not forget – adds the minister – that many chronic patients are elderly people, often suffering from more than one chronic disease, not self-sufficient or who have difficulty moving around. The simplification of this measure is evident not only for people but also for family doctors, for whom the administrative workload is lightened to the benefit of patient care”.