Do not use printed medical prescriptions but transmit prescriptions electronically.

In Italy, the National Health Service (NHS) fully or partially covers the costs of medical services and medications for patients who possess a prescription from their General Practitioner (GP). On average, a GP prescribes over 20,000 prescriptions annually, which were previously exclusively printed. Now, physicians can transmit prescriptions electronically, increasing efficiencies in terms of time, expenses, and environmental impact. This transition mitigates resource consumption associated with paper, ink and the physical transportation of prescriptions.


1. Data kindly provided by the Local Health Authority of Valle d'Aosta for the year 2021
2. From the 2022 report of the Digital Health Observatory of the Milan Polytechnic
3. Piedmont informs. Daily information agency on the activities of the Regional Council.



Attention. Please note that these items are provided only for information and are not intended as a substitute for consultation with a clinician. Patients with any specific questions about the items on this list or their individual situation should consult their clinician.