Evaluation of an adapted US model of pharmaceutical care

An evaluation of an adapted United States model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing for care home residents in Scotland

Investigators

King, M., Lee, A. and Bond, C. (Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen), McNamee, P. (HERU)

Summary

The management of medications in care homes is complex due to use of many drugs for a range of co-morbidities amongst older people. Qualitative assessment (interviews with health professionals) to inform tailoring of the model followed by a pilot of the intervention in two care homes were undertaken. Process and outcomes were measured including time required to perform intervention, number of recommendations made, acceptance rate, prevalence of psychoactive medications, falls, survival, professional satisfaction and change in resource use.

Contact

P McNamee

Status

Complete

Publications

Jaffrey, M., Bond, C., King, M., Lee, A., McNamee, P., Primrose, W., Hughes, C. and Patterson, S. Care home residents: who knows what medication they are taking? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2008, Supplement 1:35-36.

Bond, C., King, M., Lee, A., McNamee, P., Primrose, W., Highes, C. and Jaffray, M. An evaluation of an adapted United States model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing in care home residents in Scotland. Chief Scientist Office Final Report. October 2007.

Presentations

Jaffrey, M., Bond, C., King, M., Lee, A., McNamee, P., Primrose, W., Hughes, C. and Patterson, S. Care home residents: who knows what medication they are taking? Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. Liverpool, 2008.

Jaffrey, M., Bond, C., King, M., Lee, A., McNamee, P., Primrose, W., Hughes, C. and Patterson, S. A feasibility study of an adapted United States model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing for care home residents in Scotland. Scottish School of Primary Care Annual Conference. Carnoustie, 2008.