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Tools in polypharmacy : Current evidence from observational and controlled studies.
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PMID:  22767400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Increasing evidence in managing polypharmacy in the growing elderly population with a higher prevalence of multiple chronic disease is the basis for this paper. Poor adherence, drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, and inappropriate medication challenge the prescriptions of health care providers in this group of patients. Risk factors, the prevalence of polypharmacy, and the impact on health issues will be shown by analyzing the recent literature. Based on intervention trials, several tools in polypharmacy have emerged as practical guides for clinical practice or for the geriatric ward to solve this problem. The Medication Appropriateness Index (MAI) and national lists of potentially inappropriate medication used in clinical practice are presented, including Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to the Right Treatment (START), Screening Tool of Older Persons' Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP), and Assess, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Adherence, Development, Emergence, Minimization, Interdisciplinarity, Alertness (ACADEMIA).
Authors:
P Dovjak
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506215     Medline TA:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Landeskrankenhaus Gmunden, Miller von Aichholzstr. 49, 4810, Gmunden, Austria, peter.dovjak@gespag.at.
Vernacular Title:
Werkzeuge im Umgang mit Polypharmazie : Aktuelle Evidenz aus kontrollierten- und Beobachtungsstudien.
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