Effects of anticholinergic medications in hospitalised older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards
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- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary The aims of this longitudinal, prospective study are to detect anticholinergic medication use in older people across transitions of hospital care, to identify risk factors associated with anticholinergic medication use and to determine the associations of anticholinergic medication use with increased risk of clinical outcomes including mortality and re-admission to hospital.
Trajectories of care will be examined at two weeks prior to admission to hospital, during transfer from an acute ward to a geriatric rehabilitation ward, on discharge from a geriatric rehabilitation ward and at three months post discharge. To conduct this study, the student will utilise the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment – Geriatric Evaluation and Management (CGA-GEM) database and the Anticholinergic Risk Scale.
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