Journal article

Assessment of risk associated with medication-related problems in elderly outpatients

RA Elliott, MC Woodward

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research | Published : 2009

Abstract

Background: The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia's (SHPA) Standards of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy provide a risk-classification system for interventions made by pharmacists in hospital inpatients. These standards are based on Australian standards for risk management, where risk is based on an estimate of the likelihood and consequences of an adverse outcome from a medication-related problem, if no intervention was made. Aim: To adapt and validate the SHPA risk-classification system for use in geriatric ambulatory care and to explore differences in classifications of risk made by pharmacists and geriatricians. Method: The SHPA risk-classification system was modified, piloted a..

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