Tag: prescriptions

1. Ninety percent of older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease were found to have inappropriate prescriptions (i.e. medications contraindicated for elderly or for patients with CKD) in a median follow up of 2 years. 2. Following the introduction of pharmacists to a kidney care team, there may be a...
1. Implementation of detailing policies at academic medical centers led to modest but significant changes in prescribing behavior by physicians at these centers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Over the last ten years, increased scrutiny has been placed on the influence that pharmaceutical companies may have on physicians. In...
1. In this prospective stepped-wedge participatory intervention study, implementation of a behavioral antimicrobial stewardship program which maintained prescriber autonomy resulted in improved appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing in hospitals. 2. Despite the improvement in appropriate antibiotic prescribing practices, there was no decrease in total antimicrobial consumption. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. In this cross-sectional analysis of Medicare data, physicians who received a sponsored meal from pharmaceutical industries were more likely to prescribe the promoted brand-name medication. 2. While the absolute increase in prescribing the promoted-drug was relatively small, the impact on prescribing patterns was additive with greater number of meals...
1. Behavioral interventions, particular accountable justification and peer comparison, reduced inappropriate antibiotic prescription among primary care physicians to a greater extent than education and observation alone. 2. Rates of return visits were nearly identical between all intervention groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Antibiotic over-prescription increases unnecessary health care costs,...
Image: PD 1. For treatment of acne vulgaris, 79% of nationwide prescriptions were written for brand-name generic and brand-name drugs, whereas a large academic medical center (LAMC) that banned samples only had 17%.  2. In the case of an office-visit for acne, the utilization of branded and branded-generic drugs nationwide translated...
Image: PD Neuronal growth cone 1. Emergency providers’ clinical impression was moderately sensitive and specific in identifying drug-seeking behavior, as defined by prescription drug monitoring criteria. 2. In approximately 1 in 10 cases, providers changed their prescription plan for patients after reviewing data from a drug monitoring program. Evidence Rating Level: 2...