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Medicines optimisation reviews in care homes: a patient centred approach to deprescribing

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: BAQIR, Wasim (NHS England, Medical Directorate)
  • Co-author(s): Wasim Baqir: Medical Directorate, NHS England, London, United Kingdom;Pharmacy, Northumbria Healthcare, North Shields, United Kingdom
    Steven Barrett: Pharmacy, Northumbria Healthcare, North Shields, United Kingdom
    David Campbell: Pharmacy, Northumbria Healthcare, North Shields, United Kingdom
    Emma McClay: NICE, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Cherise Gyimah: Care Quality Commission, London, United Kingdom
    Anne Joshua
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Medicines use in care homes is an area of concern; medication errors, excess medicines, lack of structured medication review and minimal resident involvement in medicines decisions.1  

    Methods

    422 care home residents in 20 care homes received a medicines optimisation review with a pharmacist and other members of the healthcare team. This

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Last update 4 October 2019

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