Strategic opportunities for effective optimal prescribing and medication management.

@article{Sketris2009StrategicOF,
  title={Strategic opportunities for effective optimal prescribing and medication management.},
  author={Ingrid S Sketris and Ethel M Langille Ingram and Heather L Lummis},
  journal={The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology = Journal canadien de pharmacologie clinique},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={e103-25}
}
BACKGROUND Canadians receive over 422 million prescriptions and spend over $26 billion annually on drugs. Yet, we do not systematically capture information on whether the right drugs reach the right people with the intended benefits, while avoiding unintended harm. It is important to identify and understand the effectiveness of approaches used to improve prescribing and medication use. OBJECTIVE To discuss the medication-use system, identify factors affecting prescribing, and assess… CONTINUE READING

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