This study examines assesses inappropriate antibiotic prescribing 12 months after stopping a randomized clinical trial of a behavioral intervention intended to reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections.
This Viewpoint from the acting director of the CDC and coauthors reports data on opioid prescribing and related misuse and overdose-related deaths for the period 2006-2015 in the United States.
This study uses insurance claims and HCAHPS data to investigate correlations between measures of pain and patient satisfaction after hospital discharge and postoperative opioid prescriptions.
This study compares changes in physician prescribing patterns before and after implementation of policies at academic medical centers restricting on-site activities of pharmaceutical salespeople.
This Viewpoint describes the US government’s Open Payments program and initiatives by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news program, all of which make information about physicians’ financial relationships with drug companies and associated prescribing habits free and accessible to the public.
This Viewpoint discusses step therapy as a means of controlling prescription drug costs, different categories of step therapy, and the challenges of using this approach to ensure quality and affordability of prescribing.
This Medical News article discusses barriers to widespread implementation of genotype-guided prescribing.
This Medical News feature examines mindfulness meditation as a nonpharmacologic approach to managing chronic pain.
This pharmacoepidemiology study estimates the rate of outpatient, oral antibiotic prescribing by age and diagnosis in the United States and the estimated portion of antibiotic use that may be inappropriate in adults and children.
This study examines the frequency of opioid prescriptions filled within 7 days of extraction among Medicaid patients.
This cluster randomized clinical trial compares the effects of behavioral interventions on rates of inappropriate (not guideline-concordant) antibiotic prescribing during ambulatory visits for acute respiratory tract infections.
This systematic review analyzes how physicians are educated to deliver high-value, cost-conscious care and the circumstances that influence this learning.
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