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Assessing medication appropriateness in a long-term elderly care setting

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: FENECH CARUANA, Tiziana (University of Malta, Department of Pharmacy)
  • Co-author(s): Tiziana Fenech Caruana: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta
    Lilian M. Azzopardi: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta
    Marise Gauci: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Incidence of preventable adverse drug events in long-term care facilities for the elderly is higher than that in ambulatory care.

    Methods

    The criteria were chosen on the basis of being recently updated, European, locally used and already validated by the source. The STOPP tool, consisting of 80 criteria defining inappropriate prescribing,

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Last update 21 September 2019

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