Inappropriate prescribing in the older population: need for new criteria.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209119
Title:
Inappropriate prescribing in the older population: need for new criteria.
Authors:
O'Mahony, Denis; Gallagher, Paul Francis
Affiliation:
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Cork 4,, Ireland. denis.omahony@mailp.hse.ie
Citation:
Age Ageing. 2008 Mar;37(2):138-41.
Journal:
Age and ageing
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209119
DOI:
10.1093/ageing/afm189
PubMed ID:
18349010
Abstract:
Inappropriate prescribing (IP) is a common and serious global healthcare problem in elderly people, leading to increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), polypharmacy being the main risk factor for both IP and ADRs. IP in older people is highly prevalent but preventable; hence screening tools for IP have been devised, principally Beers' Criteria and the Inappropriate Prescribing in the Elderly Tool (IPET). Although Beers' Criteria have become the most widely cited IP criteria in the literature, nevertheless, they have serious deficiencies, including several drugs that are rarely prescribed nowadays, a lack of structure in the presentation of the criteria and omission of several important and common IP instances. New, more up-to-date, systems-based and easily applicable criteria are needed that can be applied in the routine clinical setting.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems/organization & administration; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Aging/*drug effects/physiology; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Drug Prescriptions/*standards/statistics & numerical data; Drug Utilization/standards/statistics & numerical data; Female; Geriatric Assessment/methods; Humans; Incidence; Ireland; Male; Medication Errors/*statistics & numerical data; Needs Assessment; Pharmaceutical Preparations/*adverse effects; Physician's Practice Patterns; Risk Assessment
ISSN:
1468-2834 (Electronic); 0002-0729 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Denisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Paul Francisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:12:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:12:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:12:46Z-
dc.identifier.citationAge Ageing. 2008 Mar;37(2):138-41.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1468-2834 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0002-0729 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18349010en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ageing/afm189en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209119-
dc.description.abstractInappropriate prescribing (IP) is a common and serious global healthcare problem in elderly people, leading to increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), polypharmacy being the main risk factor for both IP and ADRs. IP in older people is highly prevalent but preventable; hence screening tools for IP have been devised, principally Beers' Criteria and the Inappropriate Prescribing in the Elderly Tool (IPET). Although Beers' Criteria have become the most widely cited IP criteria in the literature, nevertheless, they have serious deficiencies, including several drugs that are rarely prescribed nowadays, a lack of structure in the presentation of the criteria and omission of several important and common IP instances. New, more up-to-date, systems-based and easily applicable criteria are needed that can be applied in the routine clinical setting.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshAging/*drug effects/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshDose-Response Relationship, Drugen_GB
dc.subject.meshDrug Prescriptions/*standards/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshDrug Utilization/standards/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Assessment/methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedication Errors/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessmenten_GB
dc.subject.meshPharmaceutical Preparations/*adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patternsen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten_GB
dc.titleInappropriate prescribing in the older population: need for new criteria.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Cork 4,, Ireland. denis.omahony@mailp.hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalAge and ageingen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.