The appropriateness of a proton pump inhibitor prescription.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559343
Title:
The appropriateness of a proton pump inhibitor prescription.
Authors:
Moran, N; Jones, E; O'Toole, A; Murray, F
Citation:
The appropriateness of a proton pump inhibitor prescription., 107 (10):326-7 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559343
PubMed ID:
25551900
Abstract:
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed groups of drug in Ireland, at great expense to the Irish healthcare executive. This study aims to evaluate the appropriateness of PPI prescriptions on admission and discharge in a tertiary referral hospital. All non-elective admissions in the Emergency Department in one week were included in the study. 102 patients in total were included, with 36 (35.4%) treated with a PPI on admission. Of these, only 3 (8.3%) had a clear indication noted as per current NICE guidelines. 18 new in-hospital PPI prescriptions were documented. 11 (61%) of which were present on discharge prescriptions. Continuing PPI prescription on discharge into the community may be inappropriate, costly and potentially harmful. Brief interventions aimed at reducing inappropriate PPI prescriptions have been shown to be effective at reducing the cost and potential harm of unnecessary treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DRUG ADMINISTRATION; PRESCRIBING; HEALTH ECONOMICS
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Drug Prescriptions; Female; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Humans; Inappropriate Prescribing; Male; Middle Aged; Peptic Ulcer; Proton Pump Inhibitors; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Nen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Een
dc.contributor.authorO'Toole, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T13:59:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T13:59:15Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationThe appropriateness of a proton pump inhibitor prescription., 107 (10):326-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25551900en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559343en
dc.description.abstractProton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed groups of drug in Ireland, at great expense to the Irish healthcare executive. This study aims to evaluate the appropriateness of PPI prescriptions on admission and discharge in a tertiary referral hospital. All non-elective admissions in the Emergency Department in one week were included in the study. 102 patients in total were included, with 36 (35.4%) treated with a PPI on admission. Of these, only 3 (8.3%) had a clear indication noted as per current NICE guidelines. 18 new in-hospital PPI prescriptions were documented. 11 (61%) of which were present on discharge prescriptions. Continuing PPI prescription on discharge into the community may be inappropriate, costly and potentially harmful. Brief interventions aimed at reducing inappropriate PPI prescriptions have been shown to be effective at reducing the cost and potential harm of unnecessary treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectDRUG ADMINISTRATIONen
dc.subjectPRESCRIBINGen
dc.subjectHEALTH ECONOMICSen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshDrug Prescriptionsen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshGastroesophageal Refluxen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInappropriate Prescribingen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPeptic Ulceren
dc.subject.meshProton Pump Inhibitorsen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.titleThe appropriateness of a proton pump inhibitor prescription.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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