An evaluation of inappropriate prescribing in long-stay elderly facilities in Greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • Professor Brendan McCormack, Professor of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
  • Professor Carmel Hughes, Professor of Primary Care Pharmacy and Dr Carole Parsons, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Queens’ University Belfast
  • Dr Denis O’Mahony, Consultant Geriatrician and Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Cork University Hospital
  • Dr Susan Patterson, Pharmaceutical Prescribing Adviser, Health and Social Care Trust
  • Mr David O’Sullivan, Research Pharmacist, University College Cork
  • Sister Finola Finn, Matron, Bandon Community Hospital

Region

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Stephen Byrne, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, University College Cork

Budget

€23,953

Funding source

CARDI - Call 2

Timeframe

2010 to 2011

Status

Completed

Last updated

26th September 2013

An evaluation of inappropriate prescribing in long-stay elderly facilities in Greater Cork and Northern Ireland using the STOPP and Beers criteria

 
Inappropriate prescribing in older people is a major global health problem, with serious consequences for patients, principally adverse reactions and morbidity. 

This team will collect data in Cork and compare with similar data from Northern Ireland.

 

Objectives

Compare the efficacy of the Beers criteria, developed in the USA, and the STOPP criteria developed at University College Cork; quantify the cost of inappropriate prescribing; and evaluate the opinions of long-term care residents on their pharmacotherapy treatments.

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