Assessment of the Appropriateness of Prescriptions in a Geriatric Outpatient Clinic


Kelleci Cakiri B., KIZILARSLANOĞLU M. C. , Kilic M. K. , TUNA DOĞRUL R. , KUYUMCU M. E. , Bayraktar Ekincioglu A. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, vol.19, no.1, pp.54-62, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjps.galenos.2021.77010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-62
  • Keywords: Clinical pharmacist, older adults, outpatients, polypharmacy, STOPP/START criteria, POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE, OLDER PATIENTS, STOPP/START CRITERIA, ELDERLY-PATIENTS, START CRITERIA, SCREENING TOOL, STOPP, POPULATION

Abstract

Objectives: Appropriateness of the geriatric outpatients' medications needs special attention due to risks of falls, fractures, depression, hospital admissions and mortality. This study aimed to identify current practice on medication usage by using the 2nd version of "Screening Tool of Older People's Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions" and "Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment" criteria and affecting factors for the Turkish population.