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Physician characteristics in relation to cardiovascular drugs commonly prescribed for hypertension in Nova Scotia
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular drugs are the most frequently prescribed class of drugs in Canada. Among them, drugs used to treat hypertension are the single largest component. Variability in how these drugs are prescribed ...
Utilization of drugs and the risk of falls in a long term care facility
Background: Falls are the leading cause of injury among adults 65-years old. Multiple drug classes are associated with increased occurrence of falls in the elderly, yet the risk/benefit for individuals has not been well ...
Evidence-based cardiovascular care in the community: A population-based cross-sectional study
Background: Ischaemic heart disease and congestive heart failure are common and important conditions in family practice. Effective treatments may be underutilized, particularly in women and the elderly. The objective of ...
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 ...
Identifying potential research focuses
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