Journal Article

Evaluation of nationally mandated drug use reviews to improve patient safety in nursing homes: a natural experiment.

Briesacher B; Limcangco R; Simoni-Wastila L; Doshi J; Gurwitz J.

This study explored the effect of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy on inappropriate medication use in nursing homes. The authors conclude that the effect of nationally mandated drug reviews is unclear and suggest that more effective safeguards are needed.