TITLE

PPIs, TTOs, AND NICE GUIDELINES: DETERMINING HOW TO REDUCE PRESCRIBING COSTS

AUTHOR(S)
Nicholson, T.; Ingram, P.; Barman, P.; Murray, I. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on PPIs, TTOs and NICE guidelines with the aim to reduce prescribing costs. Cornwall has the highest prescribing costs for PPIs in England and Wales. NICE has produced guidelines for cost effective PPI prescribing including treatment plans for dose and duration of use and use of most cost effective drugs. The county has a joint formulary with lansoprazole and rabeprazole chosen as first line agents on the basis of cost. This audit demonstrated that PPIs were being initiated in secondary care without obvious indication.
ACCESSION #
13218901

 

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