This document, produced by Aneurin Bevan Health Board, outlines a review process for patients on 10 or more medications. It includes the NO TEARS tool to aid medication review and includes locally developed review processes.
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.
This paper defines our current understanding of appropriate prescribing and outlines the potential hazards of over-prescribing for older people, while acknowledging the benefits of modern pharmacological treatment.
This Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust project aimed to improve staff perception of patient safety, help service users to feel safe on the ward and improve medication safety.
This Institute for Healthcare Improvement article uses the case of an older patient taking multiple medications to summarise the evidence-based literature about improving medication use and withdrawing specific drugs and drug classes