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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158407
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Use Patterns in Elderly Home Care Clients
Abstract:
Medication Use Patterns in Elderly Home Care Clients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Dierich, Mary, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:2624 Promontory Place East, Maplewood, MN, 55119, USA
Contact Telephone:651-270-5317
Co-Authors:M.T. Dierich, B.L. Westra, K. Savik, C. Oancea, C.A. Mueller, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;
Adverse drug events are a primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. In a variety of settings polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications and medication complexity have all been studied as possible precursors to hospitalization of elders. However, little is known about the medication use and the relationship of medication use to re-hospitalization in the elderly receiving home health care services. The purpose of this study, which is in process, is to describe medication use in home health care clients using medication data and OASIS data from all admissions (2,806 patients) to 15 home health care agencies during 2004. Based on a previously developed conceptual framework, operational definitions of polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications and medication complexity are used to describe the 4,242 episodes of care and 65,000+ medications records medication use for these elders. Unlike many studies done on the elderly, this study includes OTC drugs, PRN medication use, variable medication dosing and intermittently given medications in an effort to better define the predictors of hospitalization. Clear definitions of these predictor variables and accurate characterization of medication use in this population will assist in developing risk stratification strategies for elderly clients. The results of this study will be the basis of a predictive model assessing the influence of polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medication use and medication complexity on re-hospitalization of elderly home care clients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Use Patterns in Elderly Home Care Clientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158407-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Medication Use Patterns in Elderly Home Care Clients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dierich, Mary, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2624 Promontory Place East, Maplewood, MN, 55119, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-270-5317</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dieri001@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.T. Dierich, B.L. Westra, K. Savik, C. Oancea, C.A. Mueller, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Adverse drug events are a primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. In a variety of settings polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications and medication complexity have all been studied as possible precursors to hospitalization of elders. However, little is known about the medication use and the relationship of medication use to re-hospitalization in the elderly receiving home health care services. The purpose of this study, which is in process, is to describe medication use in home health care clients using medication data and OASIS data from all admissions (2,806 patients) to 15 home health care agencies during 2004. Based on a previously developed conceptual framework, operational definitions of polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications and medication complexity are used to describe the 4,242 episodes of care and 65,000+ medications records medication use for these elders. Unlike many studies done on the elderly, this study includes OTC drugs, PRN medication use, variable medication dosing and intermittently given medications in an effort to better define the predictors of hospitalization. Clear definitions of these predictor variables and accurate characterization of medication use in this population will assist in developing risk stratification strategies for elderly clients. The results of this study will be the basis of a predictive model assessing the influence of polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medication use and medication complexity on re-hospitalization of elderly home care clients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:01:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:01:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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