A toolkit for deprescribing proton pump inhibitors in EMR-enabled primary care settings.
This toolkit was created to support the implementation of interventions to reduce long-term prescription of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) where an indication is lacking. It can be used by physicians in community practice or by long-term care organizations to help achieve improvements in patient safety related to over-prescribing.
By using the interventions mentioned in this toolkit the Toronto Western Family Health Team was able to reduce patients prescribed PPIs by 26%. Beyond that, 93% of patients had their PPI prescription reassessed.
Kimberly Wintemute, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Primary Care Co-Lead, Choosing Wisely Canada