Medical and non-medical predictors of initiating long-term use of proton pump inhibitors: a nationwide cohort study of first-time users during a 10-year period.

@article{Haastrup2016MedicalAN,
  title={Medical and non-medical predictors of initiating long-term use of proton pump inhibitors: a nationwide cohort study of first-time users during a 10-year period.},
  author={Peter Fentz Haastrup and Maja Skov Paulsen and Ren{\'e} dePont Christensen and Jens S\ondergaard and Jane M\oller Hansen and Dorte Ejg Jarb\ol},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={78-87}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of the increasing use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have mainly focused on prevalent long-term use and associations with gastrointestinal morbidity and comedication. Little is known about non-medical characteristics of first-time users of PPI, and predictors of initiating long-term use of PPIs. AIMS To describe medical and non-medical characteristics of first-time PPI users during a 10-year period and to analyse predictors of initiation of long-term use (>60 defined… CONTINUE READING
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