Proton Pump Inhibitor use in Hospitalized Patients: Is Overutilization Becoming a Problem?

@inproceedings{Durand2012ProtonPI,
  title={Proton Pump Inhibitor use in Hospitalized Patients: Is Overutilization Becoming a Problem?},
  author={Cheryl R Durand and Kristine C. Willett and Alicia R. Desilets},
  booktitle={Clinical medicine insights. Gastroenterology},
  year={2012}
}
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most common classes of medications prescribed. Though they were previously thought of as safe, recent literature has shown risks associated with their use including increased risk for Clostridium difficile infection, pneumonia, and fractures. Due to these risks, it is important to determine if PPIs are being used… CONTINUE READING