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Evaluation of the use of evidence-based angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor criteria for the treatment of congestive heart failure: Opportunities for pharmacists to improve patient outcomes
Background: The under-utilization and under-dosing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) continues to be a problem observed in clinical practice. Objective: To ...
A comparison of antidepressant use in Nova Scotia, Canada and Australia
Purpose: The prevalence of major depression is reported as approximately 8% in Canada and 7.5% in Australia, the use of antidepressants is therefore common. However, questions remain about whether depression is under-diagnosed ...
A comparison of benzodiazepine and related drug use in Nova Scotia and Australia
Objective: Benzodiazepines can be a problem if used for long periods, or in at-risk populations, such as the elderly. We compared the use of benzodiazepine and related prescription medicines in Nova Scotia and Australia. ...
Administrative claims data analysis of nurse practitioner prescribing for older adults
Aim. This paper is a report of a study to identify the patterns of prescribing by primary health care nurse practitioners for a cohort of older adults. Background. The older adult population is known to receive complex ...
The relationship between type of drug therapy and blood glucose self-monitoring test strips claimed by beneficiaries of the Seniors' Pharmacare Program in Nova Scotia, Canada
BACKGROUND: The healthcare expenditure on self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) test strips under the Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program (NSSPP) has increased significantly in recent years. The objective of this ...