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Designing tools to support review and reduction of inappropriate polypharmacy in older inpatients

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: DUONG, Mai (Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Melissa Baysari: Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research , Macqurie University, Sydney, Australia
    Mai Duong: Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Clinical Pharmacology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Amy Nguyen: Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Macqurie University, Sydney, Australia
    Wu Yi Zheng: Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Macqurie University, Sydney, Australia
    Brendan Ng: Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Sarita Lo: Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Clinical Pharmacology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Andrew McLachlan: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    David Le Couteur: Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Sasha Bennett: , NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group, Sydney, Australia
    Danijela Gnjidic: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Fiona Blyth: Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Concord Clinical School, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Rosalie Viney: Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Sarah Hilmer: Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;Clinical Pharmacology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Inappropriate polypharmacy is common in older adults and increases hospitalisation. Supervised withdrawal of inappropriate medications (deprescribing) is safe and may improve quality-of-life in older people. Decision support in hospital may facilitate review of inappropriate polypharmacy. 

    Methods

    Researchers, clinicians, consumers,

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Last update 4 October 2019

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