Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Crowley, Erin K. Sallevelt, Bastiaan T. G. M. Huibers, Corlina J. A. Murphy, Kevin D. Spruit, Marco Shen, Zhengru Boland, Benoît Spinewine, Anne Dalleur, Olivia Moutzouri, Elisavet Löwe, Axel Feller, Martin Schwab, Nathalie Adam, Luise Wilting, Ingeborg Knol, Wilma Rodondi, Nicolas Byrne, Stephen O’Mahony, Denis
BMC Health Services Research
Intervention protocol: OPtimising thERapy to prevent avoidable hospital Admission in the Multi-morbid elderly (OPERAM): a structured medication review with support of a computerised decision support system
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Several approaches to medication optimisation by identifying drug-related problems in older people have been described. Although some interventions have shown reductions in drug-related problems (DRPs), evidence supporting the effectiveness of medication reviews on clinical and economic outcomes is lacking. Application of the STOPP/START (version 2) explicit screening tool for inappropriate prescribing has decreased inappropriate prescribing and significantly reduced adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and associated healthcare costs in older patients with multi-morbidity and polypharmacy. Therefore, application of STOPP/START criteria during a medication review is likely to be beneficial.
Grant Details
Horizon 2020