New evidence on stemming low-value prescribing.
Overprescribing contributes to polypharmacy, antibiotic resistance, and opioid misuse. This commentary discusses strategies to change prescriber behavior such as peer comparisons and opioid overdose letters to prescribers whose patients recently overdosed to drive improvement and reflection.
Sacarny A, Barnett ML, Agrawal S. NEJM Catalyst. April 10, 2019.