August 16, 2019

Changing prescribing behaviours with educational outreach: an overview of evidence and practice

By Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract

General practitioners (GPs), or family practitioners, are tasked with prescribing medications that can be harmful to the community if they are inappropriately prescribed or used (e.g. opioids). Educational programs, such as educational outreach (EO), are designed to change the behaviour of health professionals. The purpose of this study was to identify the efficacy of EO programs at changing the prescribing behaviour of GPs.

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