Sr Care Pharm. 2023 May 1;38(5):179-184. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2023.179.
Older patients are often prescribed many medications and are at higher risk for medication-related problems. Pharmacists can help to identify potentially inappropriate medication use that may precipitate adverse drug events resulting in mental status changes, falls, and hospitalization. A Pharmacist-Driven Geriatric Medication Assessment program was established by clinical pharmacists to evaluate medication use in older patients admitted to a pilot unit of an acute care hospital as part of an Age-Friendly Care initiative. This article describes the implementation of this program and the types of medication interventions pursued by the pharmacists. Pharmacist recommendation acceptance rate by the health care team was greater than 90% overall for medication reconciliation, potentially inappropriate medications, and other medication interventions.
PMID:37185144 | DOI:10.4140/TCP.n.2023.179