Journal Article

PIPc study: development of indicators of potentially inappropriate prescribing in children (PIPc) in primary care using a modified Delphi technique.

Barry E; O'Brien K; Moriarty F; Cooper J; Redmond P; Hughes CM; Bennett K; Fahey T; Smith SM; PIPc Project Steering group.

Although certain medication classes pose increased risks to children, well-defined criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing for pediatric patients have not been established. This study described an iterative consensus-building process which identified 12 indicators of potentially inappropriate medications for children. Future studies will test the validity of these indicators.