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Medication Review: A Guide for GPs: Quick Reference Guide

Author: McCarthy, C.; Sheeran-Purcell, P.; Fitzgerald, L.; Cafferty, O.; Sheeran-Purcell, L.; ICGP Quality in Practice Committee

Publication Year: 2020


List of Abbreviations
Section 1: Introduction
Section 1.1: Background
Section 1.2: Aims of this Document
Section 1.3: Key Points / Recommendations
Section 2: Evidence for Medication Reviews and Identifying the Patients to Prioritise
Section 2.1: Evidence that medication reviews may improve prescribing
Section 2.2: Evidence on prioritising patients for regular medication reviews
Section 3: Components of a Medication Review
Section 3.1: Maximising the Effectiveness of Prescribed Treatments
Section 3.2: Reducing Risk and the Need for Monitoring
Section 3.3: Adherence, Patient Priorities and Treatment Burden
Section 3.4: Other Considerations
Section 4: Conclusion
Appendix 1: Screening Tool of Older Persons’ Prescriptions (STOPP) Version 2
Appendix 2: Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (START)
Appendix 3: Monitoring Guidance for Commonly Prescribed Medication

Format Download
Keywords clinical guidelines, medication safety, monitoring medication, Prescribing
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification clinical guidelines
Pages 33
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
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