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Table 4 Effects of the DURs on the appropriateness of prescriptions by type of interventions: combination therapy

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 -3.46 (4.48) 0.44 -11.56 (8.96) 0.20 0.81 0.42
   Results diffusion -2.14 (5.26) 0.68 -5.93 (9.33) 0.53 0.35 0.73
  Day 4 Criteria distribution -2.98 (5.12) 0.56 -7.58 (4.22) 0.07 0.69 0.49
   Results diffusion 1.08 (6.01) 0.86 -11.73 (4.20) 0.01 1.75 0.08
Concurrent Day 1 Criteria distribution* and one-on-one interventions -10.75 (5.74) 0.06 -10.04 (8.93) 0.26 -0.07 0.94
   Results diffusion† -16.72 (6.45) 0.01 -2.68 (7.59) 0.72 -1.41 0.16
  Day 4 Criteria distribution* and one-on-one interventions -4.71 (5.59) 0.40 -7.69 (4.32) 0.08 0.42 0.81
   Results diffusion -14.29 (6.80) 0.04 -5.85 (5.87) 0.32 -0.94 0.35
  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