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Table 3 Low-value prescribing practice case examples and Choosing Wisely list origin

From: A methodological protocol for selecting and quantifying low-value prescribing practices in routinely collected data: an Australian case study

Prescribing practice example number Practice Choosing Wisely list
1 Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory infections USA
2 Don’t use benzodiazepines in the elderly International
3 Avoid long-term PPI therapy for GI symptoms International
4 Avoid antipsychotics for dementia International
5 Do not use antibiotics in asymptomatic bacteriuria Australia
6 Don’t recommend the regular use of oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) in older people Australia
7 Don’t prescribe testosterone therapy unless there is evidence of proven testosterone deficiency Australia
8 Don’t initiate and continue medicines for primary prevention in individuals who have a limited life expectancy Australia
9 Don’t routinely prescribe two or more antipsychotic medications concurrently USA