Through this structured review of the published literature, we aimed to provide an up-to-date description of strategies (human-related) and tools (mainly from the digital field) facilitating the appropriateness of drug use in older adults. The evidence of each strategy and tool’s effectiveness and sustainability largely derives from local and heterogeneous experiences, with contrasting results. As a general framework, three main steps should be considered in implementing measures to improve appropriateness: prescription, acceptance by the patient, and continuous monitoring of adherence and risk-benefit profile. Each step needs efforts from specific actors (physicians, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals) and dedicated supporting tools. Moreover, how to support the appropriateness also strictly depends on the particular setting of care (hospital, ambulatory or primary care, nursing home, long-term care) and available economic resources. Therefore, it is urgent assigning to each approach proposed in the literature the following characteristics: level of effectiveness, strength of evidence, setting of implementation, needed resources, and issues for its sustainability.

Strategies and Tools for Supporting the Appropriateness of Drug Use in Older People / Lunghi C.; Trevisan C.; Fusaroli M.; Giunchi V.; Raschi E.; Sangiorgi E.; Domenicali M.; Volpato S.; De Ponti F.; Poluzzi E.. - In: PHARMACEUTICALS. - ISSN 1424-8247. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:8(2022), pp. 977.1-977.15. [10.3390/ph15080977]

Strategies and Tools for Supporting the Appropriateness of Drug Use in Older People

Lunghi C.
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Fusaroli M.;Giunchi V.;Raschi E.;Domenicali M.;De Ponti F.;Poluzzi E.
2022

Abstract

Through this structured review of the published literature, we aimed to provide an up-to-date description of strategies (human-related) and tools (mainly from the digital field) facilitating the appropriateness of drug use in older adults. The evidence of each strategy and tool’s effectiveness and sustainability largely derives from local and heterogeneous experiences, with contrasting results. As a general framework, three main steps should be considered in implementing measures to improve appropriateness: prescription, acceptance by the patient, and continuous monitoring of adherence and risk-benefit profile. Each step needs efforts from specific actors (physicians, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals) and dedicated supporting tools. Moreover, how to support the appropriateness also strictly depends on the particular setting of care (hospital, ambulatory or primary care, nursing home, long-term care) and available economic resources. Therefore, it is urgent assigning to each approach proposed in the literature the following characteristics: level of effectiveness, strength of evidence, setting of implementation, needed resources, and issues for its sustainability.
2022
Strategies and Tools for Supporting the Appropriateness of Drug Use in Older People / Lunghi C.; Trevisan C.; Fusaroli M.; Giunchi V.; Raschi E.; Sangiorgi E.; Domenicali M.; Volpato S.; De Ponti F.; Poluzzi E.. - In: PHARMACEUTICALS. - ISSN 1424-8247. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:8(2022), pp. 977.1-977.15. [10.3390/ph15080977]
Lunghi C.; Trevisan C.; Fusaroli M.; Giunchi V.; Raschi E.; Sangiorgi E.; Domenicali M.; Volpato S.; De Ponti F.; Poluzzi E.
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