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Usikker evidens for effekt af medicingennemgang hos hospitaliserede ældre patienter – en gennemgang af et Cochranereview

Er medicingennemgang redningsplanken for den polymedicinerede patient?
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Christian Chinyama Broge Richelsen1, Tore Sloth Andersen2, Jens-Ulrik Rosholm1 & Peter Schwarz3, 4 1) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Odense Universitets-hospital 2) Medicinklinikken, Norrtälje sjukhus, Sverige 3) Forskningscenter for Aldring og Osteoporose, Medicinsk Afdeling M, Glostrup Hospital 4) SUND, Københavns Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V08130495
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Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V08130495
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248-250
Uncertain evidence for effect of medication reviews of the prescriptions for elderly patients:
Elderly patients are often prescribed several drugs, which might increase the risk of drug-related harms and the risk of not using the drugs as prescribed, both of which can result in increased costs. The literature supports the conclusions in a newly published Cocrane review on four randomized controlled trials (RCT) showing that it is uncertain whether medication reviews reduce mortality or hospital readmissions, but medication reviews seem to reduce emergency department contacts. However, further RCT are needed before implementing medication reviews.
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