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Impact of pharmacist-led multidisciplinary medication review on the safety and medication cost of the elderly people living in a nursing home: a before-after study

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Objectives: Adverse drug events (ADE) are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. In this study, we assessed the impact of multidisciplinary medication review (MMR) for nursing home residents on patient safety and costs incurred by the hospital and the national health service. Methods: Medical files of residents were retrospectively assessed for medications prescribed in the previous six months. A pharmacist reviewed the prescriptions and suggested modifications to the patient's medical team. Patients were followed for six months. Trivalle's ADE geriatric risk score was calculated before and after MMR, as were number of potentially inappropriate medications, and economic impact from the perspective of the health care system and the nursing home. Results: Forty-nine patients were recruited. ADE score dropped one risk level (median score of 4 before versus 1 after, p < 0.0001). The number of patients taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication decreased from 30.6% before to 6.1% after MMR (p = 0.005). A mean saving of €232 per patient was made from the nursing home perspective following MMR (p = 0.008). Conclusion: The MMR reduced the iatrogenic drug risk for elderly residents and costs from the nursing home perspective, particularly drug expenditure.
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hal-03351529 , version 1 (22-09-2021)

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Géraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Christel Castelli, Jérémy Rolain, Sophie Bouvet, Sihame Chkair, et al.. Impact of pharmacist-led multidisciplinary medication review on the safety and medication cost of the elderly people living in a nursing home: a before-after study. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2020, 20 (5), pp.481-490. ⟨10.1080/14737167.2020.1707082⟩. ⟨hal-03351529⟩
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