1 edition of Drug utilization related problems in elderly Canadians found in the catalog.
Drug utilization related problems in elderly Canadians
by Canadian Coalition on Medication Use and the Elderly, Canadian Public Health Association in Ottawa, Ont
Written in English
|Other titles||Problèmes liés à l"utilisation de médicaments chez les Canadiens du troisième âge|
|Contributions||Canadian Coalition on Medication Use and the Elderly ., Invitational Consensus Conference on Drug Utilization Related Problems in Elderly Canadians (1990 : Ottawa, Ont.)|
|LC Classifications||RC953.7 .D7767 1990|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||88, 97 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||97|
T1 - Update on drug-related problems in the elderly. AU - Hanlon, Joseph T. AU - Lindblad, Catherine I. AU - Hajjar, Emily R. AU - McCarthy, Teresa C. PY - /1/1. Y1 - /1/1. N2 - Background: Although pharmacotherapy for the elderly can treat diseases and improve well-being, its benefits can be compromised by drug-related problems. ous prescription drug coverage and no annual cap to assess drug use differences by subgroups defined by comorbid condi tions (Steinberg et al., ). Many studies have examined drug use and adherence in subpopulations with specific diseases. A recent study examined the use of inappro priate medications in the elderly (Zhan et al., ).
Elevated drug concentrations result in more adverse drug events, and these include not only known complications, but also uncommon problems such as blood dyscrasias. If a rare adverse drug reaction does occur, it is most likely to happen in an elderly person. Health systems across the country continuously strive to make Canadian health care safer. Learn how we help these efforts through an interview with Yana Gurevich, manager of Health Indicators and Client Support, and Mélanie Josée Davidson, director of Health System Performance.
In the past year the Office of Inspector General issued thee reports related to medication problems among the elderly. The report "Medcare Drug Utilization Review," issued in Apri , found that in an estimated ,00 older adults were hospitaizd due to adverse drg reactions or experienced an adverse drg reaction while hospitazed. Potentially Harmful Drug-Disease Interactions in the Elderly: Assesses adults 65 and older who have a specific disease or condition (chronic renal failure, dementia, history of falls) and were dispensed a prescription for a medication that could exacerbate it. Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly: Assesses adults 65 and older who had at least one dispensing event for a high-risk.
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Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, Introduction. Although seniors (those age 65 and older) make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs and 55% of public drug program spending.
1–3. The seniors population is growing faster than anyFile Size: KB. Prescription Drug Use and Seniors - Volume 19 Issue S1 - Robyn Tamblyn, Robert Perreault Angus Reid Group Inc. Medication Use in Canadians Aged 55 and Older: Drug utilization related problems in elderly Canadians. Canadian Coalition on Medication Use and the Elderly ; 1 Cited by: 8.
The effects of cost-sharing on essential drug prescriptions, utilization of medical care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in elderly patients. Canadian Medical Association Journal Cited by: Hospitalization rates due to adverse drug effects are 4 times higher in older patients (about 17%) than in younger patients (4%).
And 66% of these hospitalizations in older patients are due to 4 drugs or drug classes— warfarin, insulin, oral antiplatelet drugs, and oral hypoglycemic drugs. Pharmacodynamic changes refer to alterations in end-organ responsiveness occurring with aging.
Common problems that further complicate psychotropic drug use in the elderly include polypharmacy. TY - JOUR. T1 - Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people. AU - Hanlon, Joseph T. AU - Schmader, Kenneth E. AU - Boult, Chad. AU - Artz, Margaret B.
Polypharmacy is common in the elderly with reported average medication numbers ranging from 8 to 13, and average numbers of drug-related problems ranging from 2 to 3. 2 – 7 Our patients seem to have higher numbers of medications and drug-related problems, which is perhaps related to their frailty and complex medical comorbidities, the physician’s selected approach for medication review, and the.
Defined daily dose (DDD) is the most regarded drug utilization metric. It was developed as a universal measure of drug consumption. Expression of consumption regarding cost or numbers is not comparable between countries. DU90% is another metric used to identify the most commonly used drugs.
Age may increase sensitivity to the anticoagulant effect of l dosing and routine monitoring can largely overcome the increased risk of bleeding in older adults takingbecause drug interactions with warfarin are common, closer monitoring is necessary when new drugs are added or old ones are stopped; computerized drug interaction programs should be consulted if.
Drug utilization was described using medication possession ratios (MPRs), equivalent to the proportion of days covered with the drug of interest.
The annual incidence of new users in the first year after OA diagnosis from to was estimated for all studied drugs among newly diagnosed OA patients using Poisson regression.
Background: Although pharmacotherapy for the elderly can treat diseases and improve well-being, its benefits can be compromised by drug-related problems. Objective: This article reviews recent publications concerning drug-related problems in the elderly, as well as articles describing the development of 3 sets of quality indicators for medication use in the by: Two-thirds of Canadians over 65 have five or more different prescriptions, and one-quarter take 10 or more prescription drugs.
The older you get, the more drugs. Illicit drug use in Canada is more common among males than females and among those aged 20 to 24 phical differences in drug use also exist in Canada. Drug-related problems are common especially among the elderly and cause death and morbidity, reduce the quality of life, and increase healthcare costs.
Adverse drug events, under-treatment, medication errors, adherence problems, and potentially inappropriate medications are all examples of drug-related problems. A search of Medline and Google Scholar restricted to was conducted on a combination of the terms elderly, aged, drug-related problems, medication related problems, medication errors, suboptimal prescribing, inappropriate prescribing, underutilization, polypharmacy, medication monitoring, medication dispensing, medication administration, medication adherence, adverse drug events, and adverse drug withdrawal.
Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, Executive Summary Although seniors (those age 65 and older) account for only 15% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs and 60% of public drug program spending.
Ten Medications Older Adults Should Avoid or Use with Caution > Because older adults often have long-term health conditions that require treatment with multiple medications, there is a greater chance of experiencing unwanted drug side effects.
Older people can also be. With the recognition that the aged constitute an increasing proportion of our patient population, attention is being directed toward understanding the epidemiology, pharmacology and toxicology of drug use in the elderly. As a group, elderly patients have more illness and inevitably take more medications than younger patients.
Although not unique to geriatric medicine, medication errors. Prologue: As a population cohort, the elderly are more dependent upon prescription drugs than any other group.
Yet Medicare, the federally operated health insurance program for the elderly and disa. For elderly patients, developing a relationship with a pharmacist and using one pharmacy can help ensure consistency in care. A pharmacist can help prevent drug-related problems, which are a particular risk for the elderly.
For elderly patients, pharmacists are. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: % () Percent of persons using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 24% () Percent of persons using five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: % ().Substance abuse among the elderly (adults over the age of 60), particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States.
Addiction among people 65 and up is often underestimated and under-diagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the .