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The review Prescrire was born in 1981 and has developed editorial processes based on a chain of four series of actors: editors, librarians, proofreaders, quality controllers.
It is published by a non-profit professional training association (1901 law) and is financed exclusively by its subscribers (currently 20,000), without advertising and without subsidies. This method of financing allows free discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic tools but also of the practices of the Ministry of Health, Social Security, laboratories or professional organizations.
The magazine Prescribehas thus become over the years a benchmark for continuing education in therapy, and more generally for the evaluation of medical and paramedical procedures.
An English edition entitled Prescrire International (6 issues of 32 pages per year) is broadcast in 63 countries.