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Alternatives for potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly population: treatment algorithms for use in the Fleetwood Phase III Study.

Authors
  • Christian, Jennifer B
  • Vanhaaren, Anne
  • Cameron, Kathleen A
  • Lapane, Kate L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
19
Issue
11
Pages
1011–1028
Identifiers
PMID: 16553485
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We have provided prevalence rates of potentially inappropriate medication use in nursing homes and developed treatment algorithms for pharmacists to use when making clinical recommendations regarding safer alternatives to potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly population. We are in the process of evaluating the effect of pharmacists' prospective interventions by using these standardized evidence-based treatment algorithms to reduce the prevalence of inappropriate medication use in intervention facilities.

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