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Hypnotic medication usage in a rural western australian residential aged care facility: an audit

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: PAGE, Amy (University of Western Australia, Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, Geraldton, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Regular hypnotic use, namely z-drugs and benzodiazepines, results in poorer outcomes for older people such as an increased falls risk, increased sedation, and substantial cognitive and motor impairment. Aim: To investigate the hypnotic drug use in a rural residential aged care facility and to compare usage to current guidelines...

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Last update 4 October 2019

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