Journal Article

Academic detailing to improve laboratory testing among outpatient medication users.

Lafata JE; Gunter MJ; Hsu J; Kaatz S; Krajenta R; Platt R; Schultz L; Selby JV; Simon SR; Simpkins J; Soumerai SB; Uratsu C.

This randomized study found that academic detailing yielded modest impact on appropriate monitoring of patients started on selected high-risk medications. A past study also demonstrated limited success with academic detailing as a sole intervention to promote medication safety.