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Medication regimen complexity, polypharmacy and hospital discharge destination: a prospective cohort study

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WIMMER, Barbara Caecilia (Monash University, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Dent, Elsa (Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia)
    Visvanathan, Renuka (Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia)
    Wiese, Michael (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)
    Johnell, Kristina (Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)
    Chapman, Ian (Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia)
    Bell, Simon (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Admission to institutional care is often preceded by a hospitalisation. It is a policy priority to facilitate older people to stay at home longer.
    Aim: To investigate the association between polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity with hospital discharge directly to home versus discharge to non-community settings.
    Methods: This..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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