UK prescribing practices as proxy markers of unmet need in allergic rhinitis: a retrospective observational study

Post date: Jun 26, 2016 6:34:17 AM

Little data on UK prescribing patterns and treatment effectiveness for allergic rhinitis (AR) are available. The authors quantified unmet pharmacologic needs in AR by assessing AR treatment effectiveness based on the prescribing behaviour of UK general practitioners during two consecutive pollen seasons (2009 and 2010) through a retrospective observational study

GPs often prescribe multiple therapies at the start of the season, with co-prescription becoming more common as the season progresses. However, patients prescribed multiple therapies frequently revisit their GP, presumably to adjust treatment. These data suggest the need for more effective AR treatment and management strategies.

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