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)
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 .. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.