GP study raises concern over type 2 prescribing habits

A CONCERNING rate of inappropriately prescribed hypoglycaemic medications has been uncovered in an analysis of data from GP software. 

Melbourne researchers analysed prescribing data from more than 105,000 patients in 500 general practices.

Among 10,000 patients with evidence of renal impairment, more than half were prescribed one or more inappropriate medications based on their eGFR. 

Certain agents can increase the risk of adverse events when there’s renal impairment.

The study shows metformin accounted for 65% of inappropriate prescriptions. Other

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