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Interventions to Curb the Overuse of Acid-Suppressive Medications on an Inpatient General Medicine Service

Randolph E. Regal, BS, PharmD; Amanda D. Osta, MD; and Vikas I. Parekh, MD
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A retrospective review was conducted to assess the effect of various interventions on inappropriate prescribing of acid-suppressive agents in the hospital. ­Providing educational lectures was helpful, but adding a pharmacist to the health care team resulted in the greatest decline in inappropriate use of these drugs.