Table 3

Prescriptive authority for nurses in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries

Prescriptive authority


Country

Independent

Collaborative/

supplementary

Use of PGDs/

medical directives


Australia


Canada


Ireland


Netherlands*


New Zealand


Spain*


Sweden


United Kingdom


United States of America


* Intended form(s) of prescriptive authority, nurse prescribing is not yet legal (see table 2)

Kroezen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:127   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-127

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