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Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy in older inpatients

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: DUONG, Mai (Royal North Shore Hospital, Kolling Research Institute, Bondi beach, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Sarah Hilmer: Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia;, University of Sydney, Australia
    David Le Couteur: Concord Hospital, Australia;, University of Sydney, Australia
    Danijela Gnjidic: University of Sydney, Australia
    Andrew McLachlan: Concord Hospital, Australia;, University of Sydney, Australia
    Rosalie Viney: University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Melissa Baysari: Macquarie University, Australia
    Sasha Bennett: NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group, Australia
    Fiona Blyth: University of Sydney, Australia;, Concord Hospital, Australia
    Mai Duong: Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia;, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Inappropriate polypharmacy is almost universal in older inpatients and is not addressed by routine care. Minimising inappropriate polypharmacy reduces adverse drug events, and may reduce falls and improve cognition and quality of life in older adults. The annual cost of inappropriate medicines and management of their adverse effects is

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Last update 4 October 2019

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