Rational use of medications: If Canada can't do it

Califf, Robert M.
July 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/7/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 1/2, p15
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the results of the study conducted by C. A. Jackevicius and colleagues on the changes in the use of drugs for cardiovascular diseases in Canada. He cites the importance of a much more rational system of prescribing, in which reliable real-time information can be used to improve prescribing using electronic health records. Moreover, he comments that the study failed to consider total societal costs and health outcomes in cardiovascular medication use.


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