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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)
  • Abstract:

    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..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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