Patterns and predictors of proton pump inhibitor overuse among academic and non-academic hospitalists.

@article{Eid2010PatternsAP,
  title={Patterns and predictors of proton pump inhibitor overuse among academic and non-academic hospitalists.},
  author={Shaker M. Eid and Adel Boueiz and Suchitra Paranji and Christine Mativo and Regina Landis and Marwan S. Abougergi},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 23},
  pages={2561-8}
}
OBJECTIVE In the hospital setting, several studies have reported proton pump inhibitor (PPI) overuse, a majority of which is continued after discharge. In addition to being expensive, PPIs are associated with an increased risk of infections, osteoporosis and serious drug interactions. We examined the trends and predictors of PPI guidelines non-compliance among academic and non-academic hospitalists in USA. METHODS AND PATIENTS Oral PPI prescriptions initiated by 2 academic and 2 non-academic… CONTINUE READING