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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Impact of a nationwide prospective drug utilization review program to improve prescribing safety of potentially inappropriate medications in older adults: an interrupted time series with segmented regression analysis.

Jang S, Jeong S, Kang E, et al. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020;Epub Sept 24.

Older patients are at greater risk of experiencing adverse drug events and recent efforts have focused on avoiding prescribing high-risk medications to these patients. This study found that while implementation of a nationwide prospective drug utilization review lowered some potentially inappropriate medication prescribing among older adults in South Korea, there were no statistically significant changes in prescribing trends.