Rational Prescribing: Rethinking Medications

Friday, November 24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This session focuses on some of the therapeutic choices that prescribers make, often without a thought to the management of scarce healthcare resources.  It also looks at the process of rational prescribing, using examples of five medications that either lack efficacy or which have shown equivalence within a class at different price points. 

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Roland Halil

Assistant professor, Dept Family Medicine; Clinical Pharmacist
UOttawa; Bruyere Academic FHT

Dr. Roland Halil is a clinical pharmacist with the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team and an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is a consultant with the Foundation for Medical Education at McMaster University. His area of research focuses on potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care. He is an avid lecturer with a strong focus on logic and rational prescribing. Related interests include infectious diseases in primary care, technology in healthcare and global health.


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