Ongoing measures to enhance the efficiency of prescribing of proton pump inhibitors and statins in The Netherlands: influence and future implications.

@article{Woerkom2012OngoingMT,
  title={Ongoing measures to enhance the efficiency of prescribing of proton pump inhibitors and statins in The Netherlands: influence and future implications.},
  author={Menno van Woerkom and Hans Piepenbrink and Brian B Godman and Joost de Metz and Stephen Campbell and Marion Bennie and M. Catherine Eimers and Lars L. Gustafsson},
  journal={Journal of comparative effectiveness research},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={527-38}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple reforms have recently been introduced in The Netherlands to improve prescribing efficiency. These include preference pricing policies for multiple sourced products, guidelines, and quality and efficiency targets, as well as regular pharmacotherapy meetings. OBJECTIVES Assess the influence of these multiple measures on prescribing efficiency. METHODS Retrospective observational study of all reimbursed prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors and statins between 2000 and… CONTINUE READING

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