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Table 3 Prescriptive authority for nurses in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries

From: Nurse prescribing of medicines in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries: a systematic review of the literature

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