Evaluation of pharmacist interventions and commonly used medications in the geriatric ward of a teaching hospital in Turkey: a retrospective study


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ERTUNA E. , ARUN M. Z. , Ay S. , KOCAK F. O. K. , GÖKDEMİR B. , İSPİRLİ G.

CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS IN AGING, vol.14, pp.587-600, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/cia.s201039
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS IN AGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-600

Abstract

Purpose: Aging increases the prevalence of diseases. The elderly population is consequently often exposed to complex medication regimens. Increased drug use is one of the main reasons for drug-related problems (DRPs). The primary objective of this study was to define and classify DRPs, pharmacist interventions, and frequently prescribed medications in relation to possible DRPs in patients admitted to the geriatric ward of a teaching hospital in Turkey.