The Improving Prescribing for the Elderly (ImPE) Project

The Improving Prescribing for the Elderly (ImPE) Project

Author: Kandarp Thakkar, Ann Jacklin, Naiya Patel, Saadia Jamil, Hayley Bray, Edward Dickinson, The Health Foundation

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This improvement report documents the development of a medication review tool, based on the evidence based “STOPP” (screening tool of older persons’ potentially inappropriate prescriptions) for routine use with elderly patiens across all sections of care.

Adverse drug reactions are common in the elderly and it is estimated that around 35% of hospital admissions involving older people are due to inappropriate prescribing.

The project was funded by the NIHR CLAHRC for north west London.

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