Předepisování léčiv pro seniory - známe její úskalí?

Title in English Prescribing drugs for elderly - do we know pitfalls?


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Web https://www.prolekare.cz/casopisy/geriatrie-gerontologie
Keywords geriatric patient; polypragmasy; medication; adherence; compliance; adverse drug reactions; screening tools
Description The presence of multimorbidity in the elderly lead to the use of multiple medication. The high prevalence of polypharmacy with aging may lead to an increased risk of inappropriate drug use, under-use of effective treatments, medication errors, poor adherence, drug-drug and drug-disease interactions and adverse drug reactions. Several tools and algorithms are available to aid clinicians in prescribing of adequate treatment. One of the best known tools are the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. Good clinical assessment, an understanding of the patient´s overall condition and individual treatment goals remain pivotal to provide high quality care and lead to right use of medication.
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