[Medication reviews for patients in nursing homes. Part I: Effects on mortality and hospitalizations]

Wallerstedt SM, Holmberg Y, Kindblom JM, Liljegren A, Nylén K, Samuelsson O, Strandell A
Record ID 32013000120
Authors' objectives: Do medication reviews for patients in nursing homes affect mortality and hospitalizations?
Authors' recommendations: Older patients who reside in nursing homes have a high mortality. To show an effect of a specific intervention on mortality and hospitalisations, a larger material would be required than was available in the present report. Medication reviews compared with standard care for nursing home residents have not been shown to reduce mortality or hospitalisations. The level of evidence for this conclusion was assessed as low (GRADE++).
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Aged
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Drug Utilization Review
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Drug Prescriptions
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
Contact Name: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Copyright: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland
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