Initial experiences from the „Efficient and safe pharmacotherapy at social care centres“ project, realised in the Vysočina region in the years 2016-2017


Authors: I. Plechatá;  M. Halačová
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2018, 7, č. 2: 65-67
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Overview

Seniors in social care facilities are threatened by overmedication and other drug related problems due to problematic access to healthcare. This was confirmed by a survey of a team of clinical pharmacists at six nursing homes for the elderly. It shows the need to solve this situation conceptually and systemically throughout the Czech Republic.

Keywords:
seniors – social services facilities – polypragmazia – drug problems – pharmacotherapeutic recommendations


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Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
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