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Titolo:
MEDICATION USE IN NURSING-HOMES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
Autore:
FURNISS L; CRAIG SKL; BURNS A;
Indirizzi:
UNIV MANCHESTER,WITHINGTON HOSP,DEPT OLD AGE PSYCHIAT MANCHESTER M20 8LR LANCS ENGLAND UNIV MANCHESTER,DEPT OLD AGE PSYCHIAT MANCHESTER M20 8LR LANCS ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
International journal of geriatric psychiatry
fascicolo: 7, volume: 13, anno: 1998,
pagine: 433 - 439
SICI:
0885-6230(1998)13:7<433:MUINFE>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PSYCHOTROPIC-DRUG USE; INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION; CARE FACILITIES; RESIDENTS; REGULATIONS; DEMENTIA; TRIAL; FALLS; RISK;
Keywords:
NURSING HOME; DRUG THERAPY; ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS; PHARMACISTS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
61
Recensione:
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Citazione:
L. Furniss et al., "MEDICATION USE IN NURSING-HOMES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE", International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 13(7), 1998, pp. 433-439

Abstract

Residents of nursing and residential homes are often prescribed medication for physical and mental ill-health with resultant polypharmacy and the possibility of iatrogenic disorders. Sometimes drugs are prescribed inappropriately and a number of studies have highlighted the overuse of psychotropic drugs. Legislation in the USA has been effective in controlling their use in that neuroleptic prescriptions for the treatment of behavioural disturbances have been significantly reduced and non-pharmacological strategies aimed at ameliorating behavioural disturbance have been proposed. Studies suggest that pharmacists have a role to play iii the appropriate management of medicines in elderly residents; they can improve patient care and be cost-effective. Identification of methods by which to improve awareness of inappropriate medication prescription and to avoid certain types of drugs is required. This review critically evaluates medication use in this population with specific reference to psychotropics and aims to raise awareness of the issue. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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