Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes.

  title={Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes.},
  author={John Snowdon and Susan M Day and Wesley Baker},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={35 4},
BACKGROUND most nursing home residents take several different medications. Reports have shown considerable variation in the frequency and types of prescriptions between nursing homes and between countries. OBJECTIVE to record the current pattern of medication use in Sydney nursing homes to allow comparison with patterns observed 5 and 10 years previously, and in other countries. METHODS data were recorded from the medication cards and clinical files of all 3,054 residents in 50 nursing… CONTINUE READING


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