Medication Safety of Elderly Patients in Hospital and Ambulatory Setting

R

RWTH Aachen University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Pharmaceutical Care
Medication Safety
Health Services for the Aged
Hospital Readmission
Elderly

Treatments

Other: Pharmaceutical Care Service

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01578525
11-192

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether additional pharmaceutical care for elderly patients (home-cared patients, nursing-home residents) has a positive impact on drug-related readmissions.

Enrollment

61 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • patient 65 years old or older
  • patient admitted to one of the project wards
  • minimum hospitalization: 3 days
  • written informed consent (patient or the legal representative)
  • current medication of the patient at hospitalization

Exclusion criteria

patients included in this study previously

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

61 participants in 2 patient groups

standard care
No Intervention group
Description:
Standard care (by German definition), traditional care by physician and nurse on the ward
Intensified standard care
Other group
Description:
Intensified standard care: traditional care by physician and nurse, additional pharmaceutical care by a pharmacist during hospitalization
Treatment:
Other: Pharmaceutical Care Service

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