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[(Added) Value of a clinical pharmacist in the oncology department and optimalisation of the applicability of geriatric tools assessing potential inappropriate medication use in geriatric patients (Drug Burden Index and de Beers criteria)].

[(Added) Value of a clinical pharmacist in the oncology department and optimalisation of the applicability of geriatric tools assessing potential inappropriate medication use in geriatric patients (Drug Burden Index and de Beers criteria)].

Van Den Broucke, J., Verhaeghe, A., Debruyne, P. R. and Verhelle, K. (2014) [(Added) Value of a clinical pharmacist in the oncology department and optimalisation of the applicability of geriatric tools assessing potential inappropriate medication use in geriatric patients (Drug Burden Index and de Beers criteria)]. Journal de pharmacie de Belgique (1). pp. 28-36. ISSN 0047-2166

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Abstract

In a pilot project, the value of a clinical pharmacist in the oncology department is examined. There is special attention given to two clinical pharmaceutical criteria concerning use of potential inappropriate drugs in this population. First of all, the Drug Burden Index (DBI), a measurement of the individual exposure to anticholinergic and sedative drugs. Second of all, the Beers criteria, an explicit criterion of potential inappropriate use of drugs by the geriatric patient. Criteria are adapted for application in Belgian practice. It can be concluded that the clinical pharmacist can be used to support the multidisciplinary approach to cancer patients. The use of the two criteria mentioned above in the estimation of the clinical impact of drugs on functional outcome and cognition on the (oncolgeriatric patient and the correlation with hard endpoints, still need to be investigated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Not applicable
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Positive Ageing
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 10:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13468

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