You wouldn’t know it sometimes, but…
Patient Medicated is NOT a Health Outcome.
Whetever else it might be, “PAtient MEdicted” is not a health outcome.
Even if services are designed to ensure workers can write, or tick the box for “patient medicated” that really is not enough
it will only ever be one step, one offering that might be helpful.
What else can we offer ?
Even for those individuals who do find the drugs they are offered useful, it can only ever be one step.
Whetere we determine that something works or not for us, it can only be a prelude to the next question:
What else can I do?