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Name: The Medical journal of Australia
Psychotropic medication use in the elderly population is associated with significant adverse effects. Robust evidence for the efficacy of psychotropic medications for behavioural and psychological sym...
Research has shown that frailty, a geriatric syndrome associated with an increased risk of negative outcomes for older people, is highly prevalent among residents of residential aged care facilities (...
Potentially inappropriate polypharmacy is common in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). This is of particular concern among people with cognitive impairment who, compared with cognitively intact...
To examine the prevalence of psychotropic medicine dispensing before and after older people enter residential care.
This exploratory study examined general practitioners' (GPs) perspectives on delivering end-of-life care in the New Zealand residential aged care context. A general inductive approach to the data coll...
The study will explore the impact of a nurse-led bundled antimicrobial stewardship intervention on the appropriateness of antimicrobial use in residential aged care facilities. The interve...
Osteoporotic fractures of the hip are a major cause of admission to long-term care facilities. Such fractures put patients at high risk for further fractures, pain and disability. Curren...
The overall aim of this study is to evaluate the effects, meaning and significance of a person-centred and thriving promoting model for residential aged care in Australia, Norway and Swede...
Inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing is a key quality indicator by which clinical outcomes might be monitored and improved in LTC. A multi component intervention to reduce inappropriate...
Impact of GeneSight Psychotropic on Response to Psychotropic Treatment in Outpatients Suffering From a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Having Had an Inadequate Response to at Least One Psychotropic Medication Included in GeneSight Psychotropic
Evaluate the impact of GeneSight Psychotropic on response to psychotropic treatment as judged by the mean change in the 17-item Hamilton Depression (HAM-D17) score from baseline to end of ...
Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
The practice of prescribing medications in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
Non-residential facilities that are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day.
Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
Institutions which provide health-related care and services to individuals who do not require the degree of care which hospitals or skilled nursing facilities provide, but because of their physical or mental condition require care and services above the level of room and board.