Polypharmacy and drug interactions in prescriptions of intensive care patients in a brazilian university hospital
- At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
- Type: Poster
- By: RODRIGUES, Maria Cristina S. (University of Brasilia (UnB), BrasÍlia, Brazil)
- Co-author(s): Moita, Polyanne (University of Brasilia (UnB), BRASÍLIA, Brazil)
OBJECTIVE: Polypharmacy is a commonly applied practice in therapeutic schemes in patients in a critical health situation. As a result, there is the potential risk of undesirable drug interactions (DIs), which might cause harm to patients. This study aimed to analyse prescriptions of medications as well as the medication administration schedules.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.