Can a doctor direct patient to a particular chemist/dealer?
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Can a doctor direct patient to a particular chemist/dealer?
Precautions advised by the Court:

-Avoid asking a patient to purchase medicines, disposables, implants, etc. from a particular chemist / dealer only

-Failure of the patient to follow any medical advice must be specifically recorded

-Record clinical history of the patient accurately. Specifically record all the deformities in detail that may have any bearing on the treatment

-In legal proceedings, doctors must necessarily furnish in defense details of their credentials and experience in written defense

-Post surgery / procedure care and supervision is the responsibility of the surgeon / doctor who has performed the same

-Avoid passing any adverse comments on another doctor / hospital or on the treatment given to the patient unless it is absolutely necessary

-Requisite preoperative investigations must be performed before each and every surgery / procedure and results thereof must be duly recorded

-Proper care must be taken while giving postoperative instructions. Explain in detail to the patient / relatives / friends /attendants and duly record the same in the medical records / prescriptions / discharge card

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