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Early prescribing outcomes after exporting the EQUIPPED medication safety improvement programme.

Vaughan CP, Hwang U, Vandenberg AE, et al. Early prescribing outcomes after exporting the EQUIPPED medication safety improvement programme. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(4): e001369. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001369

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January 19, 2022
Vaughan CP, Hwang U, Vandenberg AE, et al. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(4):e001369.

Prescribing potentially inappropriate medications (such as antihistamines, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxants) can lead to adverse health outcomes. The Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED) program is a multicomponent intervention intended to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing among older adults who are discharged from the emergency department. Twelve months after implementation at three academic health systems, the EQUIPPED program significantly reduced overall potentially inappropriate prescribing at one site; the proportion of benzodiazepine prescriptions decreased across all sites.

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Vaughan CP, Hwang U, Vandenberg AE, et al. Early prescribing outcomes after exporting the EQUIPPED medication safety improvement programme. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(4): e001369. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001369