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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Studies on the Adverse Effects of Medications in Australian Aged care Facilities: A Scoping Review

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School of Biomedical Science, Charles Sturt University, Orange 2800, NSW, Australia
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Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Orange 2800, NSW, Australia
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Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Clayton 3168, VIC, Australia
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Pharmacy 2020, 8(2), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8020056
Received: 17 November 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 23 March 2020 / Published: 31 March 2020
Aim: this scoping review was designed to identify studies that assess adverse drug reactions (ADRs) for older people in Australian aged care facilities. This review critically evaluates each published study to identify the risk of, or actual, adverse drug events in older people. Inclusion criteria: this review considered any clinical studies that examined the adverse effects of medications in older people who were living in aged care facilities. This review considered qualitative studies, analytical studies, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), descriptive cross-sectional studies, and analytic observational studies that explored the use of medications and their adverse effects on older people in clinical settings (including aged care facilities). Methods: an initial search of the PubMed (United State National Library of Medicine), OvidSP, EBSCOHost, ScienceDirect, Wiley Online, SAGE, and SCOPUS databases, with full text was performed, followed by an analysis of the article’s title and abstract. Additionally, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) was used to describe the article. The initial round of the database search was based on inclusion criteria from studies that assessed tools or protocols aiming to identify the adverse effects of medications on the elderly population suffering chronic conditions or multiple co-morbidities. Two reviewers screened the retrieved papers for inclusion. The data presented in this review are in tabular forms and accompanied by a narrative summary which aligns with the review’s objectives. Results: seven studies were identified, and the extracted data from these studies were grouped according their characteristics and the auditing results of each study. Conclusion: it would be beneficial to design a comprehensive or broadly adverse drug reaction assessment tool derived from Australian data that has been used on the elderly in an Australian healthcare setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: scoping review; ADR assessment; elderly; aged care facilities; medications monitoring; nursing home; drug review scoping review; ADR assessment; elderly; aged care facilities; medications monitoring; nursing home; drug review
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Qasim, H.; Simpson, M.; Guisard, Y.; de Courten, B. A Comprehensive Evaluation of Studies on the Adverse Effects of Medications in Australian Aged care Facilities: A Scoping Review. Pharmacy 2020, 8, 56.

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