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Table 1 Summary of aims and methods

From: Addressing potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: development and pilot study of an intervention in primary care (the OPTI-SCRIPT study)

Process Aims Methods
Identifying the evidence base and theory To explore the empirical and theoretical evidence relating to PIP and interventions and identify intervention components Literature search of selected databases and literature review
Modelling To identify PIP criteria to include in the study Consensus based methodology
To identify alternative treatment options Consensus based methodology
Testing components of the intervention with GPs Patient case studies
Testing patient identification mechanism Patient case studies
Assessing GP perspectives on intervention Focus group
Pilot To test the intervention GPs conducting medicines review
To evaluate GP perspectives on intervention Semi-structured interviews with GPs