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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-04-17T12:53:14-0400
Older people residing in nursing homes (NH) are frequently polymedicated and often prescribed potentially inappropriate medications. Deprescribing has been proposed as a way to reduce the ...
This study will evaluate the effects of a pharmacist-led, deprescribing-focused medication review on the use of inappropriate medications by nursing home residents
This study will develop, implement and evaluate a deprescribing initiative at a Canadian Long Term Care (LTC) Facility. Residents currently undergo an annual medication review as part of t...
This is a multi-centre prospective study in Singapore nursing homes, investigating the factors that affecting deprescribing, and if a team-care deprescribing standard practice gives superi...
Aim 1 of the study is to identify the elements of a deprescribing intervention that address contextual factors specific to dialysis. Aim 2 of the study, described in this record, is to de...
Polypharmacy is increasing among older Australians, raising their risk of experiencing medication-related harm. As part of the prescribing continuum, deprescribing is a strategy proposed to reduce ina...
Background Prolonged use of anticholinergic and sedative medicines is correlated with worsening cognition and physical function decline. Deprescribing is a proposed intervention that can help to minim...
Use of harmful and/or unnecessary medications in older adults is prevalent. This can lead to avoidable harms such as adverse drug reactions, falls, hospitalization, and mortality. Primary care physici...
Prescribing medications safely and effectively in older adults is a complex process. This review discusses challenges with medication prescribing in older adults and outlines a holistic approach to me...
Deprescribing could reduce the risk of harm from inappropriate medications. We characterized patients' acceptance of deprescribing recommendations from pharmacists, primary care providers (PCPs), and ...
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
The formal process of obtaining a complete and accurate list of each patient's current home medications including name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and comparing admission, transfer, and/or discharge medication orders to that list. The reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors.
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.
Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.
A study in which observations are made before and after an intervention, both in a group that receives the intervention and in a control group that does not.