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A survey on what pharmacists and physicians caring for nursing home residents expect of user-friendly lists of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP lists)

Lüscher, Simone C. and Hersberger, Kurt E. and Brühwiler, Lea D.. (2020) A survey on what pharmacists and physicians caring for nursing home residents expect of user-friendly lists of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP lists). Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 155. pp. 29-33.

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Abstract

Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP, including potentially inappropriate medication, PIM) is frequent. In research and practice, the use of PIP lists could optimize a patient's medication. However, they are barely used, possibly because of their limited user-friendliness. This study aimed at evaluating the opinions of pharmacists and physicians caring for nursing home residents on user-friendliness as well as knowledge and current use of PIP lists.; Semi-structured telephone interviews and paper-based surveys were conducted with physicians and pharmacists who care for nursing home residents. Descriptive analysis and Fisher's exact test were performed.; A total of 30 practitioners participated in the survey, eight of whom were interviewed by phone. 43 % (13/30) of the participants had already heard of PIP lists, and 46 % (6/13) of them made use of a PIP list. Less experienced professionals had more often heard of PIP lists than more experienced ones. The most important aspects of user-friendliness were: time required to use the list, electronic availability, clear structure and provision of reasons why a medication is potentially inappropriate. Physicians preferred a PIP list adapted to the Swiss drug market more often than pharmacists.; Knowledge and current use of PIP lists are limited, which is partially consistent with the results of other studies. Participants with less professional experience have heard of PIP lists more frequently, opinions on user-friendliness differ between professions, and preferences seem to be, overall, highly individual.; In order for PIP lists to be used more frequently, the aspects of user-friendliness should be taken into account. Personalizable PIP lists could be an interesting development.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Hersberger, Kurt E.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1865-9217
e-ISSN:2212-0289
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:14 Apr 2021 08:02

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