Appropriateness of dispensing practices of medicines to inmates in elderly care homes – evidence from a cohort of sri lanka

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: SHANIKA, Lelwala Guruge Thushani (University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Allied Health Science, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
  • Co-author(s): Shiraz Cader: B.Pharm degree program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Sujith Prasanna : B.Pharm degree program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Lelwala Guruge Thushani Shanika: B.Pharm degree program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Nithushi Samaranayake: B.Pharm degree program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in selected elderly care homes in the Colombo district. Inmates with chronic non communicable disease were recruited. A detailed medication history was obtained from each participant (or caregiver) using a pre-tested data collection form. Prescriptions were cross checked against the

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