American Diabetes Association
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Health Care Provider Prescribing Habits and Barriers to Use of New Type 2 Diabetes Medications: A Single-System Survey Study

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posted on 2023-04-14, 15:36 authored by Aseel Yaseen, Sharon W. Lahiri


This survey study evaluated type 2 diabetes medication prescribing patterns of health care providers in different specialties and of different professional designations or levels of training at an academic health care system and sought to identify factors influencing medication choices and uncover barriers to prescribing glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors. High cost and the need for prior authorizations were reported as the main barriers to prescribing drugs in these two classes, along with a lack of experience among some specialists. Greater system support to decrease the administrative burden of prescribing newer medications and greater dialogue among the specialties caring for patients with cardiorenal comorbidities can improve prescribing of these drugs in accordance with clinical practice recommendations.