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A comparison of anticholinergic risk scales and associations to adverse health outcomes in older people

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: NISHTALA, Prasad (University of Otago, School of Pharmacy, Dunedin, New Zealand)
  • Co-author(s): Salahudeen, Mohammed (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Narayan, Sujita (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
  • Abstract:

    Background
    Older people are at an increased risk of experiencing adverse events with medicines that have anticholinergic properties.1 Anticholinergic medicines increase the risk of mortality and morbidity, length of hospital stay, function and cognitive decline in older people.2 Various scales have been developed to quantify anticholinergic burden ..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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