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Practice pharmacists and the opportunity to support general practitioners in deprescribing in the older person

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Peterson, GM and Naunton, M and Deeks, LS and Kosari, S and Jackson, SL and Boom, K, Practice pharmacists and the opportunity to support general practitioners in deprescribing in the older person, Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 48 pp. 183-185. ISSN 1445-937X (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/jppr.1427

Abstract

Problems associated with the use of medicines in society continue to be a significant public health burden, with the brunt being borne by older people.13 The higher risk of medicine-related adverse events and hospitalisations in older adults is caused primarily by age-related pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes, and a higher number of chronic conditions and resultant polypharmacy, which is often associated with the use of potentially inappropriate medicines.35 Adverse drug events (ADEs) frequently involve predictable high-risk situations, such as multiple drug use in the elderly, which are amenable to prevention through better systems and ways of working by health professionals.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Desprescribing, polypharmacy, elderly, pharmacists, general practice
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Health Related to Ageing
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
Author:Jackson, SL (Dr Shane Jackson)
ID Code:125457
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2018-04-18
Last Modified:2018-04-30
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