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Reconsidering a Common Practice: In-Hospital Use of PPIs

validated risk assessment tools are available to identify high risk subgroups for whom the use of PPIs would result in more benefit than harm, less is Corresponding Author: Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, MPH; 1309

Capsule Commentary on Gawron et al., Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions and Subsequent Use in US Veterans Diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

In this single-center study conducted at the Hines, IL, VA Hospital, Gawron et al.1 examined characteristics of initial and subsequent proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing in veterans within 30 days of an ICD-9 code for gastroesophageal reflux disease in the outpatient setting. They found that of these initial PPI prescriptions, 23.3 % were high dose, and the majority were for...