Association between Physician Intensity of Antibiotic Prescribing and the Prescription of Benzodiazepines, Opioids and Proton-Pump Inhibitors to Nursing Home Residents: a Population-Based Observational Study

    Journal of general internal medicine, pp. 1-9, 2019.

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    anti-bacterial agentsdrug prescriptionsinappropriate prescribingnursing homephysicians practice patterns

    Abstract:

    The intensity of a physician's episodic antibiotic prescribing was significantly associated with the likelihood of new and continued prescribing of opioids, benzodiazepines and proton-pump inhibitors in nursing homes. Patterns of episodic prescribing may be a useful mechanism to target physician-level interventions to optimize general pre...More

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