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Journal Article
Review

Clinical and economic impacts of explicit tools detecting prescribing errors: a systematic review.

Farhat A, Al‐Hajje A, Csajka C, et al. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2021;Epub Mar 26.

Several tools have been developed to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing. This study explored the economic and clinical impacts of two tools, STOPP/START and FORTA (Fit fOR The Aged list). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using those tools demonstrated significant clinical and economic impact in geriatric and internal medicine. Due to the low number of RCT studies evaluating these tools, additional studies are warranted.