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Use of the Screening tool of older person's prescriptions (STOPP) in older people admitted to an Australian hospital

Manias,E, Kusljic,S, Berry,C, Brown,E, Bryce,E, Cliffe,J and Smykowsky,A 2015, Use of the Screening tool of older person's prescriptions (STOPP) in older people admitted to an Australian hospital, Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 15-20, doi: 10.1111/ajag.12054.

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Title Use of the Screening tool of older person's prescriptions (STOPP) in older people admitted to an Australian hospital
Author(s) Manias,EORCID iD for Manias,E orcid.org/0000-0002-3747-0087
Kusljic,S
Berry,C
Brown,E
Bryce,E
Cliffe,J
Smykowsky,A
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 15
End page 20
Publisher Wiley
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Keyword(s) Aged
Clinical audit
Inappropriate prescribing
Medication therapy management
Public hospital
Summary Aims: To determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older people aged 65years and over who were admitted to hospital, and to examine the medications and medication classes that comprised these PIMs with use of the Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions. Method: Using a retrospective clinical audit design, the medical records of 100 older patients were randomly selected and examined for the prevalence and characteristics of PIMs. The audit was undertaken of patients admitted over a 12-month period to an Australian public teaching hospital. Results: In total, 92 individual occurrences of PIMs were detected, and 54 patients had at least one PIM. The most common type of PIM experienced related to prescribed medications that adversely affected individuals who were prone to falls. Conclusion: Many older patients experienced a PIM during their hospital admission, where the risk of an adverse event could outweigh the clinical benefit.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ajag.12054
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072226

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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