Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in Singapore nursing homes.

@article{Mamun2004PolypharmacyAI,
  title={Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in Singapore nursing homes.},
  author={Kaysar Mamun and Christopher T C Lien and C Y E Goh-Tan and Wilfredo S. Ang},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={49-52}
}
INTRODUCTION At present, 7.2% of the population in Singapore is in the geriatric age group, which will increase to 18.4% in the year 2030. The frailest segment of the geriatric population live in nursing homes. They suffer from multiple co-morbidities requiring multiple medication use. Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use have been considered as quality indicators for nursing home care. As no data of these indicators are available in Singapore, this study was planned to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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