Prescribing patterns and inappropriate medication use in elderly outpatients at a tertiary hospital in Dubai
- At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
- Type: Poster
- By: SALLAM, Amina (Dubai Pharmacy College, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
- Co-author(s): Khalil, Marwa (Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt)
Abdelhussain, Khadija (Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The incidence of drug toxicity in elderly is higher when compared to younger population due to factors such as age, multiple diseases, use of polypharmacy, physician lack of training in geriatrics and changes in pharmacokinetics and dynamics.
To describe the therapeutic groups of medications issued, to evaluate the prescribing The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.