Polypharmacy as predictor of drug cost, length of hospital stay and mortality rate in nursing homes : a retrospective analysis of pharmacy medication records

TitrePolypharmacy as predictor of drug cost, length of hospital stay and mortality rate in nursing homes : a retrospective analysis of pharmacy medication records
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDi Giovanni, S, Zeukeng, MJ, Ballabeni, P, Anguish, I, Locca, JF, Bugnon, O
Conference Name41st ESCP symposium on clinical pharmacy: personalised and safe therapy
Date PublishedOct
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
ISBN Number2210-7703
Accession Numberserval:BIB_9DC3FC4D6310
Abstract

Background and objectives: Polypharmacy (PP) is a typical con-sequence of multiple chronic conditions in elderly patients. PP is commonly defined as the use of multiple concurrent drug therapies although a standard definition is not used. The aims of this study were to assess the PP rate among nursing home (NH) residents using the data of the pharmacy medication records and to investigate the threshold level of PP as predictor of drug cost, length of hospital stay and mortality rate

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