A medical directive (MD) is a set of orders written by physicians (often more than one), which provides specific and detailed medical direction (orders) for other healthcare providers under precise medical circumstances. The responsibility for a delegated controlled act always remains with the delegating physician(s). The purpose of a medical directive is to eliminate and/or reduce any delay in the management of patient care and to ensure standardization of therapy.
Articles in this section
- What happens after the Order Set is printed?
- What if a prescriber wants to make additional orders at the time of completing an Order Set?
- How are Order Sets created?
- What if I don't agree with an order line in the Order Set?
- What happens when I retire or remove an Order Set?
- What is considered a final approved document?
- When should I submit a new ticket?
- What is an Associated Document?
- How are Clinical Protocols used in EntryPoint?
- What is a Medical Directive?