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Table 3 Effects of the DURs on the appropriateness of prescriptions by type of interventions: indication for use

From: Effect of drug utilization reviews on the quality of in-hospital prescribing: a quasi-experimental study

    DUR experiment
hospitals
No DUR
(control hospital)
Difference between
DUR – no DUR
Type of DUR Day of the evaluation DUR intervention ω0 (SE) P-value ω0 (SE) P-value T P-value
Retrospective Day 1 Criteria distribution 1.11 (4.87) 0.82 -6.36 (3.46) 0.07 1.25 0.21
   Results diffusion 6.41 (5.62) 0.25 -7.02 (3.55) 0.05 1.71 0.09
  Day 4 Criteria distribution -2.65 (4.20) 0.53 -2.46 (2.86) 0.39 0.04 0.97
   Results diffusion 3.29 (4.91) 0.50 -3.04 (3.06) 0.32 1.09 0.28
Concurrent Day 1 Criteria distribution* and one-on-one interventions 5.90 (3.71) 0.11 -7.02 (3.55) 0.05 2.52 0.01
   Results diffusion† 4.66 (4.90) 0.34 -5.17 (3.75) 0.17 1.30 0.20
  Day 4 Criteria distribution* and one-on-one interventions 12.70‡ (5.71) 0.03 -4.08 (2.92) 0.16 2.62 0.01
   Results diffusion 5.47 (4.58) 0.23 -2.98 (3.89) 0.44 1.41 0.16
  1. * In the concurrent DUR, distribution of criteria corresponds to the start of the direct interventions 3-month period.
  2. † Results were distributed in the form of a newsletter
  3. ‡ δ1 = -0.83 (SE = 0.25) P-value = 0.001