PPIs overprescribed in hospitalized patients

In this administrative database and chart review, ~half of medicine inpatients on PPIs did not have a valid indication. Ongoing overuse of PPIs in the hospital setting continues, and widespread efforts to curb this overuse is needed (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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