Underprescription of epinephrine auto-injectors in food-allergic patients at high risk for anaphylaxis in primary care

Abstract

Background General practitioners (GPs) play an important role in diagnosing and treating food-allergic patients. Previous studies have shown that many high risk food-allergic patients do not have an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) and that GPs are not always knowledgeable about these patients. However, there are currently no data as to whether GPs prescribe EAIs to high risk food-allergic patients presenting to primary care practices. Therefore, the aim of this study was to obtain information about EAI prescriptions by GPs to food-allergic patients at high risk for anaphylaxis in the Netherlands.

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@inproceedings{SalehLangenberg2015UnderprescriptionOE, title={Underprescription of epinephrine auto-injectors in food-allergic patients at high risk for anaphylaxis in primary care}, author={Jacquelien Saleh-Langenberg and Anthony E J Dubois and Feikje Groenhof and Thys van der Molen and Bertine M J Flokstra-de Blok}, year={2015} }