Doctors and patients want paper prescriptions to remain valid

The Bulgarian Medical Association has supported the calls for preserving paper prescriptions alongside electronic ones. This opinion is shared by 90% of doctors and more than half of patients, according to a survey by the sociological agency "Trend". More than 70% of the respondents do not know that electronic prescriptions are available in Bulgaria.

20,000 doctors working in hospitals do not have the possibility to issue electronic prescriptions, deputy chairman of the association Prof. Hristo Shivachev said.

However, according to the chairman of the organization, Ivan Madzharov, Bulgarian doctors are now working in the conditions of digitalization. He added that 20 million electronic prescriptions and 5 million electronic referrals have already been issued, while 10 million electronic examinations have been carried out. /BGNES