Medicines implicated in admissions to elderly care wards in England
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Poster
- By: OPARA, Nkiruka (University of Hertfordshire, School of Pharmacy, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
- Co-author(s): Kostrzewski, A. (University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Dhillon, S. (University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Clarbour, J. (Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
Puthrasingam, S. (Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
Elderly patients have a higher risk of experiencing a Medicines Related Problem (MRP) leading to hospital admission compared to the general population.
To identify medicines commonly contributing to hospital admissions in the elderly population.
A case notes review of new patients (³65 years) admitted to five elderly care The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.