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Effect of Systematic Medication Review in Elderly Patients Admitted to an Orthopedic Department

2014-08-27 03:28:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Elderly patients have a higher risk of experiencing adverse drug events due to an age related increase in morbidity and medication use. Inappropriate or wrong medication use among elderly patients acutely admitted to hospitals is assumed to result in earlier contact to general practitioner, emergency departments and re-admissions if not corrected during hospital admission. It is therefore our hypothesis that a systematic medication review conducted by pharmacists and physicians specialized in pharmacology will increase time to first unscheduled physician contact (general practitioner, emergency departments, ambulatory care and re-admissions) after discharge from hospital from an average of 21days to 25 days. Further, the following secondary outcome parameters will be measured at 3 and 12 month follow-up:

- length of in-hospital stay

- number of contacts to general practitioner 30 days after discharge, that resulted in medication changes

- number of re-admissions at 3 and 12 month

- number of death at 3 and 12 month

- number of contact to primary health care at 3 and 12 month

- patients self-experienced quality of health (EQ-5D)

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Elderly

Intervention

Systematic medication review and advisory notes

Location

Regional hospital, Randers
Randers
Central Denmark Region
Denmark
8900

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

University of Aarhus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:28:13-0400

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