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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064167/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-to-older-patients-in-primary-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study
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Linette Bruin-Huisman, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Henk C P M van Weert, Erna Beers
BACKGROUND: potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is associated with adverse health effects in older patients. PIP comprises prescription of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs). OBJECTIVE: to estimate the prevalence of PIMs and PPOs among older patients in primary care. DESIGN: retrospective longitudinal study. SETTING: routinely collected data of 182,000 patients of 49 general practitioners (GPs) gathered in the GPs' database of the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050623/clinical-relevance-of-the-stopp-start-criteria-in-hip-fracture-patients
#2
Johan Lönnbro, Susanna M Wallerstedt
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical relevance of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), identified by the STOPP criteria, and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs), identified by the START criteria, and to identify predictors for clinically relevant PIMs and PPOs. METHODS: The STOPP and START criteria were applied on the medication lists of 200 older hip fracture patients, consecutively recruited to a randomized controlled study in 2009...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008599/screening-tool-of-older-person-s-prescriptions-screening-tools-to-alert-doctors-to-right-treatment-medication-criteria-modified-for-u-s-nursing-home-setting
#3
Dmitry Khodyakov, Aileen Ochoa, Brianne L Olivieri-Mui, Carla Bouwmeester, Barbara J Zarowitz, Meenakshi Patel, Diana Ching, Becky Briesacher
OBJECTIVES: To develop a set of prescribing indicators measurable with available data from electronic nursing home (NH) databases by adapting the European-based 2014 Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tools to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment (START) criteria of potentially inappropriate and underused medications for the U.S. SETTING: HASH(0x44219c8) DESIGN: A two-stage expert panel process. In the first stage, the investigator team reviewed 114 criteria for compatibility and measurability...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981600/the-effect-of-pharmacists-on-ward-rounds-measured-by-the-stopp-start-tool-in-a-specialized-geriatric-unit
#4
K Mulvogue, J A Roberts, I Coombes, N Cottrell, S Kanagarajah, A Smith
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The STOPP/START tool has been validated to assess elderly patients for potentially inappropriate prescribing. This study aimed to assess the effect of inclusion of a pharmacist on a physician-led ward round on potentially inappropriate prescribing in hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: This was an observational study of prescribing for patients using the STOPP/START tool at three points during hospital stay; admission to hospital, on transfer to the specialized geriatric unit and on discharge from hospital...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959845/-inappropriate-prescription-in-elderly-inpatients
#5
Ana V Fajreldines, Jorge T Insua, Eduardo Schnitzler
One of the causes of preventable adverse drug events (EAM) in the older adult population is the inappropriate prescription (PIM), i.e. that prescription where risks outweigh clinical benefits. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of PIM with Beers criteria and Screening Tool of older person's prescriptions (STOPP), Potentially Prescribing Omissions (PPO) with Screening Tool to alert doctors to Right Treatments (START), and the average costs of hospitalization. This is an incidence study on a sample of patients over 64 years hospitalized, from January to July 2014 at a university hospital...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943247/long-term-outcomes-of-medication-intervention-using-the-screening-tool-of-older-persons-potentially-inappropriate-prescriptions-screening-tool-to-alert-doctors-to-right-treatment-criteria
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Dvora Frankenthal, Avi Israeli, Yoseph Caraco, Yaffa Lerman, Edward Kalendaryev, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Yehuda Lerman
OBJECTIVES: To compare 24-month outcomes of participants of a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) assigned to undergo a medication intervention of orally communicated recommendations based on Screening Tool of Older Persons potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment (START) (intervention group) with outcomes of those assigned to undergo written medication review (control group). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
December 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910294/medication-management-in-the-older-adult-a-narrative-exploration
#7
Johnanna Hernandez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the meaning nurse practitioners (NPs) ascribed to personal experiences providing care to older adults who take multiple medications to manage complex conditions. The study illuminated the NP experience in caring for the older adult while addressing the complexities of medication management through narrative stories in practice. METHODS: NPs self-identifying as caring for older adults were interviewed (N=15)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907210/assessing-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-community-dwelling-older-patients-using-the-updated-version-of-stopp-start-criteria-a-comparison-of-profiles-and-prevalences-with-respect-to-the-original-version
#8
Encarnación Blanco-Reina, Maria Rosa García-Merino, Ricardo Ocaña-Riola, Lorena Aguilar-Cano, Jennifer Valdellós, Inmaculada Bellido-Estévez, Gabriel Ariza-Zafra
Emerging and changing evidence made it necessary to update STOPP-START criteria, and version 2 was published recently. In this study the objectives were to determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing (PIM) in primary care using STOPP versions 1 (v1) and 2 (v2), as well as 2012 AGS Beers criteria, and analyze the factors associated with inappropriate prescribing according to STOPP/START v2. A cross-sectional study was carried out including community-dwelling older adults over the age of 65...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902720/intervention-to-improve-appropriate-prescribing-and-reduce-polypharmacy-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-an-internal-medicine-unit
#9
Milena Urfer, Luigia Elzi, Salome Dell-Kuster, Stefano Bassetti
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication prescriptions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Most interventions proposed to improve appropriate prescribing are time and resource intensive and therefore hardly applicable in daily clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of an easy-to-use checklist aimed at supporting the therapeutic reasoning of physicians in order to reduce inappropriate prescribing and polypharmacy. METHODS: We assessed the efficacy and safety of a 5-point checklist to be used by all physicians on the internal medicine wards of a Swiss hospital by comparing outcomes in 450 consecutive patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized after the introduction of the checklist, and in 450 consecutive patients ≥65 years hospitalized before the introduction of the checklist...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693033/-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-spanish-population-according-to-stopp-start-criteria-startrec-study
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Inés Cruz-Esteve, Josep Ramón Marsal-Mora, Gisela Galindo-Ortego, Leonardo Galván-Santiago, Marcos Serrano-Godoy, Esther Ribes-Murillo, Jordi Real-Gatius
OBJECTIVE: Rational prescribing in older people is a priority for health care organizations. The STOPP/START screening tool has been developed to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in individuals. In a primary care setting, STOPP/START can estimate PIP prevalence and related factors at population level. The aim of this study is to measure the prevalence rates of PPI in elderly population using clinical and prescription claim databases. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population study...
September 29, 2016: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633589/-potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-geriatrics-which-tools-to-detect-them
#11
Aude Desnoyer, Bertrand Guignard, Pierre-Olivier Lang, Jules Desmeules, Nicole Vogt-Ferrier, Pascal Bonnabry
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate prescriptions include over-prescription, which refers to prescription of more drugs than clinically needed, mis-prescription which refers to incorrect prescription of a drug that is needed (as per drug, dose, drug interactions, duration of therapy, duplication, follow-up, etc.) and under-prescription which stands for failure to prescribe drugs that are needed. They are associated with adverse drug events, increased use of health-care services, morbimortality and health-care costs, and poorer quality of life...
November 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625743/impact-of-pharmacist-provided-medication-therapy-management-on-healthcare-quality-and-utilization-in-recently-discharged-elderly-patients
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Jordan D Haag, Amanda Z Davis, Robert W Hoel, Jeffrey J Armon, Laura J Odell, Ross A Dierkhising, Paul Y Takahashi
BACKGROUND: The optimization of medication use during care transitions represents an opportunity to improve overall health-related outcomes. The utilization of clinical pharmacists during care transitions has demonstrated benefit, although the optimal method of integration during the care transition process remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) on care quality in a care transitions program (CTP) for high-risk older adults...
July 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570988/a-randomised-controlled-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-a-multidisciplinary-health-care-team-on-morbidity-and-mortality-of-elderly-patients-attending-the-emergency-department-study-design-and-preliminary-results
#13
Rosario Santolaya-Perrín, Gregorio Jiménez-Díaz, Nuria Galán-Ramos, María Teresa Moreno Carvajal, Juan Manuel Rodríguez-Camacho, Jesús Francisco Sierra-Sánchez, Juan Arévalo-Serrano, Beatriz Calderón-Hernanz
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of potentially inadequate drug prescriptions in elderly patients who attend the Emergency Department. DESIGN: A multicentre randomized clinical trial. Patients over 65 years of age attending the Emergency Department are randomized to the control arm or the intervention arm. In the intervention arm, the pharmacist will review the chronic medication of patients and identify any potentially inadequate prescriptions, according to the STOPP-START criteria...
September 2016: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544266/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-elderly-ambulatory-and-institutionalized-patients-an-observational-study
#14
Daniela Petruta Primejdie, Marius Traian Bojita, Adina Popa
BACKGROUND: The elderly are frequently exposed to drug related problems causing hospitalizations and increased costs of care. Information about Romanian prescribing practices among the elderly and potential medication associated- risks is lacking. The objective of this study was to identify and compare the most frequent potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) recommended to ambulatory and institutionalized Romanian elderly, through an observational retrospective design. METHODS: All reimbursed medications prescribed to a sample of ambulatory elderly accessing two community pharmacies and all medications recommended to a group of institutionalized elderly (urban facilities, Romania, same month) were analyzed...
2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496930/stopp-start-version-2-development-of-software-applications-easier-said-than-done
#15
Pauline Anrys, Benoît Boland, Jean-Marie Degryse, Jan De Lepeleire, Mirko Petrovic, Sophie Marien, Olivia Dalleur, Goedele Strauven, Veerle Foulon, Anne Spinewine
Explicit criteria, such as the STOPP/START criteria, are increasingly used both in clinical practice and in research to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people. In an article on the STOPP/START criteria version 2, O'Mahony et al have pointed out the advantages of developing computerised criteria. Both clinical decision support systems to support healthcare professionals and software applications to automatically detect inappropriate prescribing in research studies can be developed. In the process of developing such tools, difficulties may occur...
September 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486035/-characteristics-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-of-drugs-in-elderly-polypathological-patients
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Paula Carlota Rivas-Cobas, Nieves Ramírez-Duque, Mercedes Gómez Hernández, Juana García, Antonia Agustí, Xavier Vidal, Francesc Formiga, Alfonso López-Soto, Olga H Torres, Antonio San-José
OBJECTIVE: To analyse potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in elderly polypathological patients (PP). METHOD: Multicentre observational, prospective study of 672 patients aged 75 years and older hospitalised in Internal Medicine between April 2011 and March 2012. The Beers, STOPP-START and ACOVE criteria were used to detect potentially inappropriate prescribing and the results of PP and non-PP patients were compared. RESULTS: Of the 672 patients included, 419 (62%) were polypathological, of which 89...
July 30, 2016: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426227/too-many-too-few-or-too-unsafe-impact-of-inappropriate-prescribing-on-mortality-and-hospitalization-in-a-cohort-of-community-dwelling-oldest-old
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Maarten Wauters, Monique Elseviers, Bert Vaes, Jan Degryse, Olivia Dalleur, Robert Vander Stichele, Thierry Christiaens, Majda Azermai
AIMS: Little is known about the impact of inappropriate prescribing (IP) in community-dwelling adults, aged 80 years and older. The prevalence at baseline (November 2008September 2009) and impact of IP (misuse and underuse) after 18 months on mortality and hospitalization in a cohort of community-dwelling adults, aged 80 years and older (n = 503) was studied. METHODS: Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP-2, misuse) and Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (START-2, underuse) criteria were cross-referenced and linked to the medication use (in Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical coding) and clinical problems...
November 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382268/methods-to-reduce-prescribing-errors-in-elderly-patients-with-multimorbidity
#18
REVIEW
Amanda H Lavan, Paul F Gallagher, Denis O'Mahony
The global population of multimorbid older people is growing steadily. Multimorbidity is the principal cause of complex polypharmacy, which in turn is the prime risk factor for inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug reactions and events. Those who prescribe for older frailer multimorbid people are particularly prone to committing prescribing errors of various kinds. The causes of prescribing errors in this patient population are multifaceted and complex, including prescribers' lack of knowledge of aging physiology, geriatric medicine, and geriatric pharmacotherapy, overprescribing that frequently leads to major polypharmacy, inappropriate prescribing, and inappropriate drug omission...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382265/inappropriate-prescribing-of-antithrombotic-therapy-in-ethiopian-elderly-population-using-updated-2015-stopp-start-criteria-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Henok Getachew, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Sewunet Admasu Belachew
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate use of antiplatelets and anticoagulants among elderly patients increases the risk of adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of inappropriate prescribing of antithrombotic therapy in hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional, single-center study was conducted at the Gondar University Hospital. A total of 156 hospitalized elderly patients fulfilling the inclusion/exclusion criteria were included in the study...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365262/prevention-of-hospital-acquired-adverse-drug-reactions-in-older-people-using-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-and-screening-tool-to-alert-to-right-treatment-criteria-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Marie N O'Connor, David O'Sullivan, Paul F Gallagher, Joseph Eustace, Stephen Byrne, Denis O'Mahony
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether use of the Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (START) criteria reduces incident hospital-acquired adverse drug reactions (ADRs), 28-day medication costs, and median length of hospital stay in older adults admitted with acute illness. DESIGN: Single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of unselected older adults hospitalized over a 13-month period. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital in southern Ireland...
August 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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