Date of this Version

June 2006

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Response or Comment

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Del Mar C (2006) Improving Prescribing Practices in Primary Care PLoS Med 3(6): e229

Copyright ©2006 Chris Del Mar.

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Commentary and perspectives on two papers presented in PLoS Medicine.
A randomised trial and economic analysis of a multicomponent intervention showed small, but important, gains.
In a new paper, Fretheim and colleagues report the results of the Rational Prescribing in Primary Care (RaPP) trial, a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a multicomponent intervention to improve prescribing of antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering drugs in primary care.
In a second paper, the same authors present their economic evaluation of the intervention.