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Explanation: This is a term used very commonly in the NHS. It's provided to patients prior to any treatment, and provides information to patients that is specific to their condition and treatment, incl. any medication they might have to take and/or procedures. Pharmacies also will provide this information (in addition to the drug-specific leaflet). A good example of this can be found at the website for the Christie Hospital, Manchester:
Explanation: I called my pharmacy. VI stands for Voorlichtingsinformatie: general information per medication group (e.g. inhalation medication).
PIF is the Patiëntinformatiefolder: information per medication group, but the groups are smaller (e.g. inhalation medication, explained per sub group - e.g. anti-inflammatory medication).