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Prescriber variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing in older populations in Ireland
Cahir, Caitriona; Fahey, Tom; Teljeur, Conor; Bennett, Kathleen
Health care policy-makers look for prescribing indicators at the population level to evaluate the performance of prescribers, improve quality and control drug costs. The aim of this research was to; (i) estimate the level of variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) across prescribers in the national Irish older population using the STOPP criteria; (ii) estimate how reliably the criteria could distinguish between prescribers in terms of their proportion of PIP and; (iii) examine how PIP varies between prescribers and by patient and prescriber characteristics in a multilevel regression model.
Keyword(s): PRESCRIBING; OLDER PEOPLE
Publication Date:
2014
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): BMC Family Practice
Related Link(s): http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/15/59
First Indexed: 2014-04-11 06:41:40 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:21:36