Prescriber variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing in older populations in Ireland
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CitationPrescriber variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing in older populations in Ireland 2014, 15 (1):59 BMC Family Practice
PublisherBMC Family Practice
JournalBMC family practice
AbstractHealth 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.