Reducing prescribing of highly anticholinergic antidepressants for elderly people: randomised trial of group versus individual academic detailing.

@article{Eijk2001ReducingPO,
  title={Reducing prescribing of highly anticholinergic antidepressants for elderly people: randomised trial of group versus individual academic detailing.},
  author={Martin van Eijk and Jerry Avorn and Arijan J. Porsius and Antonius de Boer},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2001},
  volume={322 7287},
  pages={
          654-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of individual educational visits versus group visits using academic detailing to discuss prescribing of highly anticholinergic antidepressants in elderly people. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial with three arms (individual visits, group visits, and a control arm). SETTING Southwest Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS 190 general practitioners and 37 pharmacists organised in 21 peer review groups were studied using a database covering all prescriptions to people… CONTINUE READING

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