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Arzneimittelversorgung von Pflegeheimbewohnern in Deutschland

Drug therapy in German nursing home residents
Michael Dörks, Guido Schmiemann and Falk Hoffmann
From the journal Public Health Forum

Zusammenfassung

Die Organisation der Arzneimitteltherapie von Pflegeheimbewohnern ist von besonderer Bedeutung, um unerwünschte Arzneimittelereignisse zu vermeiden. Drei Viertel der Pflegeheimbewohner nehmen fünf oder mehr Dauer- und mindestens ein Bedarfsmedikament ein. Jeder fünfte Pflegeheimbewohner erhält eine Dauermedikation, die bei vorliegender Nierenfunktion nicht adäquat dosiert ist. Die Ergebnisse verdeutlichen den besonderen Stellenwert der Arzneimitteltherapie-sicherheit bei Pflegeheimbewohnern.

Abstract

An optimal organisation of a nursing home residents’ whole drug regime is crucial to avoid adverse drug effects. Three of four nursing home residents are treated with five or more long-term medications and received at least one as-needed drug. Nearly one fifth is regularly taking at least one medication that is contraindicated or incorrectly dosed in the light of renal insufficiency. The results demonstrate the importance of drug safety in nursing home residents.


Korrespondenz: Dr. Michael Dörks, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät VI – Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Department für Versorgungsforschung, Ammerländer Heerstraße 140, 26111 Oldenburg

Autorenerklärung

  1. Autorenbeteiligung: Alle Autoren tragen Verantwortung für den gesamten Inhalt dieses Artikels und haben der Einreichung des Manuskripts zugestimmt. Finanzierung: Die Studie wurde finanziell durch die KfH-Stiftung Präventivmedizin unterstützt. Die KfH-Stiftung Präventivmedizin war nicht an der wissenschaftlichen Auswertung der Daten beteiligt und hatte keinen Einfluss auf die Erstellung des Manuskripts und die Entscheidung der Einreichung zur Publikation. Interessenkonflikt: Die Autoren erklären, dass kein wirtschaftlicher oder persönlicher Interessenkonflikt vorliegt. Ethisches Statement: Für die Forschungsarbeit wurden weder von Menschen noch von Tieren Primärdaten erhoben.

Author Declaration

  1. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission. Funding: This work was supported by the KfH-Stiftung Präventivmedizin. The non-profit KfH-Stiftung Präventivmedizin was not involved in the scientific analyses and had no influence on the manuscript and the publication process. Conflict of interest: Authors state no conflict of interest. Ethical statement: Primary data for human nor for animals were not collected for this research work.

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Published Online: 2017-9-6
Published in Print: 2017-9-26

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