Potentially inappropriate prescribing associated with decline, falls, hospital admissions in older adults:...
May 19, 2021
Potentially inappropriate prescribing is significantly associated with a range of health-related and system-related outcomes, according to a recent meta-analysis.
AMDA aims for 25 percent meds reduction in data-sharing deprescribing campaign
May 06, 2021
AMDA is challenging industry clinicians and operators to join a push to reduce polypharmacy. Prescribing data will be collected and overall trends analyzed and shared with participants.
Older adults often assume new prescriptions have no side effects
Feb 25, 2021
Clinicians may want to intentionally emphasize side effects when prescribing new medications to older patients, a new study suggests.
Residents may be more open to deprescribing when suggested by physician
Feb 19, 2021
Among 300 geriatric inpatients, outpatients and nursing home residents, 33% said they would like to try stopping one of their medications on their own. And a greater number — 87% — said they would...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, December 12
Dec 11, 2019
Inappropriate antibiotics given to 22% of seniors … Use of pain, sleep meds increases frailty risk in the elderly … Triplet study shows that genes aren’t the only factor in Alzheimer’s...
High nurse workload may increase inappropriate psychotropic prescribing in SNFs, study says
Sep 25, 2017
Older nursing home residents and those with more severe psychiatric symptoms may receive more appropriate psychotropic prescriptions than others, a new study suggests.
Jan 26, 2015
Although only one state will require ePrescribing in the coming year, others contemplating a similar change will be watching the transition closely and possibly follow suit.
Reducing risk with new prescriptions
Dec 08, 2014
A report by the Food and Drug Administration found that individuals aged 65 to 69 years old take nearly 14 prescription medications per day, while individuals aged 80 to 84 take an average of 18 prescription...
Mobile devices help reduce medication errors in nursing homes, doctors say
Oct 10, 2013
Using mobile devices as part of medication management reduces the number of adverse drug events in nursing homes, according to a survey of physicians.
For many docs, ambivalence about taking gifts starts early
Apr 02, 2013
The stereotypical law student’s first day is summed up as follows: Students think they are entering the field for the public good while their neighbors are in it for a hefty paycheck. A study published...