Search for dissertations about: "medication review"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words medication review.

  1. 1. A systematic approach to improving pharmacotherapy in the elderly

    Author : Anna Bergkvist; Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; medication reconciliation; medication report; medication errors; LIMM; inpatients; hospital discharge; elderly; Clinical pharmacy; drug related problem; medication review;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to investigate whether a structured and systematic approach on improving pharmacotherapy in the elderly (the LIMM-model) would lead to a more appropriate and accurate drug use in the elderly. The elderly use many drugs and are more prone to suffer from adverse drug reaction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists in older hospitalised patients : Implementation, performance and effects

    Author : Thomas G. H. Kempen; Ulrika Gillespie; Håkan Melhus; Elisabet I. Nielsen; Derek Stewart; Stephen Byrne; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medication review; medication reconciliation; multi-professional collaboration; hospital medicine; polypharmacy; inappropriate prescribing; drug-related problems; medication-related hospital admissions; pragmatic clinical trial; cluster analysis; randomised controlled trial; qualitative analysis; process evaluation; implementation science; Geriatrics; Geriatrik; Farmakokinetik och läkemedelsterapi; Pharmacokinetics and Drug Therapy; Internal Medicine; Internmedicin; Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning; Health Care Research;

    Abstract : Background Inappropriate use of medications is a leading cause of avoidable harm in health care. Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists improve medication use, but evidence on hard clinical outcomes in older hospitalised patients is scarce and implementation in practice is challenging. READ MORE

  3. 3. Clinical pharmacy services within a multiprofessional healthcare team

    Author : Lina Hellström; Tommy Eriksson; Göran Petersson; Sven Tågerud; Peter Höglund; Åsa Bondesson; Tommy Westerlund; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Clinical pharmacy services; pharmacist; medication review; medication reconciliation; medication errors; drug-related problems; inappropriate prescribing; elderly; inpatients; patient readmissions; hospitalisation; multiprofessional; patient care team; continuity of patient care; Klinisk farmaci; farmaceut; läkemedelsgenomgång; läkemedelsavstämning; läkemedelsfel; läkemedelsrelaterade problem; olämpliga läkemedel; äldre; återinläggning; sjukhusinläggning; multiprofessionell; vårdteam; kontinuitet i vården; Biomedical Sciences; Biomedicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Background: The purpose of drug treatment is to reduce morbidity and mortality, and to improve health-related quality of life. However, there are frequent problems associated with drug treatment, especially among the elderly. READ MORE

  4. 4. Improving the Quality and Safety of Drug Use in Hospitalized Elderly : Assessing the Effects of Clinical Pharmacist Interventions and Identifying Patients at Risk of Drug-related Morbidity and Mortality

    Author : Anna Alassaad; Håkan Melhus; Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes; Johan Sundström; Claes Mörlin; Lene Juel Kjeldsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Adverse drug events; inappropriate prescribing; medication errors; polypharmacy; medication reconciliation; medication review; patient drug counseling; multi-dose dispensed drugs; risk-estimation; multiprofessional collaboration; prediction model; quality measure; rehospitalization;

    Abstract : Older people admitted to hospital are at high risk of rehospitalization and medication errors. We have demonstrated, in a randomized controlled trial, that a clinical pharmacist intervention reduces the incidence of revisits to hospital for patients aged 80 years or older admitted to an acute internal medicine ward. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of Clinical Pharmacists' Interventions : on Drug-Related Hospitalisation and Appropriateness of Prescribing in Elderly Patients

    Author : Ulrika Gillespie; Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes; Claes Mörlin; Håkan Melhus; Steven Kayser; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Drug-related problems; medication review; appropriateness of prescribing; quality of prescribing; hospitalisation; pharmacist; clinical pharmacy; inter-professional relationships; collaboration; medication error; medication reconciliation; multidose-dispensed medications; prescription errors; transition of care; Pharmaceutical Science; Farmaceutisk vetenskap;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate clinical pharmacist interventions with the focus on methods aiming to improve the quality of drug therapy and increase patient safety. Adverse drug events caused by medication errors, suboptimal dosages and inappropriate prescribing are common causes of drug-related morbidity and mortality. READ MORE