Prescribing

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Researchers administered a survey to 160 physicians attending an educational session related to deprescribing.

Provider Self-Perception of Opioid Prescribing Often Inaccurate, Says Study

Provider Self-Perception of Opioid Prescribing Often Inaccurate, Says Study

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Results showed that 65% of those in the intervention group underestimated their opioid prescribing.

Pharmacist Feedback, Education Reduce Prescription Errors by Junior Doctors

Pharmacist Feedback, Education Reduce Prescription Errors by Junior Doctors

Pharmacist feedback and education is effective at reducing prescription writing errors by junior doctors in an inpatient setting.

Hospital Discharge Summaries Often Have Incorrect Prescription Information

Hospital Discharge Summaries Often Have Incorrect Prescription Information

For older patients discharged from a regional hospital, there are frequently discrepancies between the electronic discharge summaries and the National Inpatient Medication Chart or discharge prescription.

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

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Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol resulted in an increase in opioid-free anesthesia and multimodal analgesia, but did not modify opioid prescribing practices.

Prescribing Habits: Are They Reflective of Swindling by Big Pharma?

Prescribing Habits: Are They Reflective of Swindling by Big Pharma?

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One physician shares his insights on the culture of overprescribing medications and how prescribing habits are reflective of swindling by the pharmaceutical industry

Impact of Higher Physician Spending

Impact of Higher Physician Spending

Medicare patients treated by higher-spending physicians are just as likely to be re-admitted or die within 30 days of being admitted as those treated by low-precribing physicians.

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