Priti S Flanagan

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BACKGROUND An intervention (termed Initiative) was initiated to facilitate converting beneficiaries of a public drug insurance program in the province of Nova Scotia from respiratory nebulization medications to inhalers. Community pharmacists provided patient education and billed professional fees for conversions or optimizing inhaled respiratory medication(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical indicators are tools that assess quality issues related to the use of medicines. At this time, validated clinical indicators for preventable drug-related morbidity (PDRM) are lacking. OBJECTIVE To assess the validity and reliability of using population administrative claims data to identify the extent of PDRM in older adults in Canada.(More)
BACKGROUND Two different strategies, referred to as gastrointestinal (GI) preventive therapy (GIPT), have been recommended for high-risk patients to prevent GI complications associated with antiarthritic therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): (1) use of a gastroprotective agent (GPA) along with the NSAID or (2) use of a(More)
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