• Proton pump inhibitors: potential cost reductions by applying prescribing guidelines.

      Cahir, Caitriona; Fahey, Tom; Tilson, Lesley; Teljeur, Conor; Bennett, Kathleen; HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Division of Population Health Science, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. caitrionacahir@rcsi.ie (2012)
      There are concerns that proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are being over prescribed in both primary and secondary care. This study aims to establish potential cost savings in a community drug scheme for a one year period according to published clinical and cost-effective guidelines for PPI prescribing.