Medication optimisation: methodological aspects and new strategies

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Abstract

Older people often suffer from different diseases. To treat them, several medicinal drugs are prescribed. In order to assure a safe and beneficial use of these drugs, medication reviews are performed. The standard way to perform medication reviews is far from optimal as they are a mere snapshot of the situation. By using a computerized system to support medication reviews, the right information is filtered in such way that an alert is generated whenever something has to be addressed. In this way medication reviews can be performed continuously, at a faster rhythm and in an objective and standardised way.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Verhey, Frans, Supervisor
  • van der Kuy, P.H.M., Supervisor
  • Janknegt, R., Advisor, External person
Award date12 Apr 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789461598059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • older people
  • medication
  • medication reviews
  • standardization
  • computerized system

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