Comparison of the 22nd World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines with the explicit criteria for the treatment of chronicity in elderly patients.

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serval:BIB_12E0DF3CDD8E
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Comparison of the 22nd World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines with the explicit criteria for the treatment of chronicity in elderly patients.
Journal
European journal of hospital pharmacy
Author(s)
Fernández Fernández R., Moreno Gil Q., Bessat C., Roman P., Sevilla-Sanchez D.
ISSN
2047-9956 (Print)
ISSN-L
2047-9956
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2023
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
e1
Pages
e66-e69
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
This study analysed whether the Model List of Essential Medicines is suitable for elderly patients. Furthermore, it investigated the specific issues that should be considered when prescribing a drug and which drugs should be added to improve the list according to the explicit criteria guidelines.
A qualitative descriptive review was performed comparing the explicit criteria guidelines of Beers 2019, Laroche, McLeod, NORGEP, PRISCUS, STOPP/START 2014 and Winit-Watjana with the 22nd edition of the Model List of Essential Medicines.
The Model List of Essential Medicines has 458 drugs. Depending on the explicit criteria considered, there were different numbers of potentially inappropriate medications and potential prescribing omissions. When all explicit criteria were combined, a total of 73 medicines were classified as potentially inappropriate. Using the STOPP/START criteria, 46 potential prescribing omissions were detected. According to these explicit criteria, the Model List of Essential Medicines appeared to lack some medicines.
Explicit criteria guidelines have different potential for detecting potentially inappropriate medications. Our findings suggest that some drugs should be added to the next edition of the Model List of Essential Medicines to cover some therapeutic gaps.
Keywords
Humans, Aged, Inappropriate Prescribing/prevention & control, Potentially Inappropriate Medication List, DRUG-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS, GERIATRICS, Health Care Economics and Organizations, PUBLIC HEALTH, Safety
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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16/11/2023 7:10
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