Cousins, J and Parameswaran Nair, N and Curtain, CM and Bereznicki, BJ and Wilson, KM and Adamczewski, B and Barratt, A and Webber, L and Simpson, T and McKenzie, C and Connolly, M and Bereznicki, LRE, Preventing adverse drug reactions after discharge: protocol for a randomised controlled trial in older people, APSA 2021 Annual Conference Book of Oral Abstracts, 06-08 December, online, pp. 251. (2021) [Conference Extract]
Aims. To investigate the effectiveness of an intervention to reduce ADR incidence in older people after hospitalisation.
Methods. An open-label randomised controlled trial is being conducted at the public 500-bed Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia. Following admission, the PADR-EC score for ADR risk will be calculated, communicated to hospital clinicians and discussed with patients. Following discharge, nominated general practitioners and community pharmacists will receive the risk score and bespoke pharmacist-developed interpretation of the score to guide ongoing patient care. ADRs will be identified through hospital readmissions along with patient and general practitioner contact to 12 months post-discharge. The primary outcome is the incidence rate of moderate-severe ADRs that requires hospital treatment, change in therapy or specific treatment at 12 months post-discharge.
Discussion. It is hypothesised that the trial will reduce ADRs in the intervention population.
|Item Type:||Conference Extract|
|Keywords:||adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events, older people, hospital discharge, transitional care|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences|
|Research Field:||Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice|
|Objective Group:||Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)|
|Objective Field:||Health related to ageing|
|UTAS Author:||Cousins, J (Mr Justin Cousins)|
|UTAS Author:||Parameswaran Nair, N (Dr Nibu Parameswaran Nair)|
|UTAS Author:||Curtain, CM (Mr Colin Curtain)|
|UTAS Author:||Bereznicki, BJ (Dr Bonnie Bereznicki)|
|UTAS Author:||Wilson, KM (Miss Kiara Wilson)|
|UTAS Author:||Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)|
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