Implementing a screening tool to improve prescribing in hospitalized older patients: a pilot study

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Implementing a screening tool to improve prescribing in hospitalized older patients: a pilot study

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

Fecha de publicación: Febrero 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0563-y

Autores: AnneLaure Sennesael, Olivia Dalleur, Séverine Henrard, Charline Artoisenet, Didier Schoevaerdts, Anne Spinewine

Background: The use of STOPP–START criteria during hospitalization reduced inappropriate medications in randomized controlled trials. Objective To evaluate whether the implementation of a screening tool (short version of STOPP–START criteria) in routine geriatric practice reduces potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) and potential prescribing omissions (PPO) at discharge. 

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