A new tool for medication management reviews? Development, validation and usability of software to calculate the drug burden index: a pilot study
- At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
- Type: Poster
- By: KOULADJIAN, Lisa (University of Sydney, Clinical Pharmacology, St Leonards, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Gnjidic, Danijela (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
Chen, Timothy (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
Hilmer, Sarah (Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
High-risk prescribing is common amongst older adults. The Drug Burden Index (DBI), a novel pharmacologic risk assessment tool that measures an individual[simplequote]s total exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medicines, has been associated with impaired physical function, falls and increased hospitalisation in older adults. Aims: (1) To.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.