SafeScript allows Victorian doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists to view your prescription records for high-risk medications on a central database. These medications are considered high risk because they are addictive or can cause dependence. SafeScript was rolled out across Victoria between 2018 and 2019. It was designed to improve patient safety by providing prescribers with information to make more informed decisions about your medications. It can help prevent patients who are dependent on a prescription medication from visiting multiple doctors to receive medically unnecessary amounts of these medications, this is also known as “doctor-shopping”. This will also help prescribers to know when a patient requires assistance for potential medication dependence.
Which medications are recorded in SafeScript?