Medicine use in high fall risk versus low fall risk patients, hospitalised in an orthopaedic clinic
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Poster
- By: WESTERLUND, Tommy (Apoteket AB and University of Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Göteborg, Sweden)
- Co-author(s): Jogby, Martina (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)
Kragh, Annika (Kristianstad Hospital, Kristianstad, Sweden)
Introduction: Falls among elderly cause much suffering and high societal costs. The risk of falling increases with the use of fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs). Aims: To examine (1) differences in medicine use in high fall risk versus low fall risk patients, hospitalised in an orthopaedic clinic, (2) how often the documentation of FRIDs was.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.