Effects of inappropriate medication use in frail older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards
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Summary The aims of this longitudinal, prospective study are to examine potentially inappropriate medication use in older, frail people across transitions of hospital care, to identify risk factors associated with inappropriate medication use and to determine the associations of potentially inappropriate 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 STOPPFrail (Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions in Frail adults with limited life expectancy).
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