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Sequential implementation of the EQUIPPED geriatric medication safety program as a learning health system.

Vandenberg AE, Kegler M, Hastings SN, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;Epub Jul 16.

This article describes the implementation of the Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED) medication safety program at three academic medical centers. EQUIPPED is a multicomponent intervention intended to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing among adults aged 65 and older who are discharged from the Emergency Department. The authors discuss lessons learned and provide insight which can inform implementation strategies at other institutions.