Prescribing in Long-Term Care

Polypharmacy and medication interaction in long-term care are common challenges that prevent adequate care of older adults. Learn more about studies that reviewed appropriate prescribing and management of medications in older adults in long-term care.

Clinical Decision Support Systems in LTC are effective in reducing the likelihood of prescribing inappropriate medications for residents with renal impairment. 

Publication: Piloting a renal drug alert system for prescribing to residents in long-term care (PowerPoint, 118 KB)[Kennedy C et al. JAGS. 2011]

Osteoporosis management is not optimal among residents at risk for future fracture.

Publication: Osteoporosis management among residents living in long-term care (PowerPoint, 377 KB). [Giangregorio LM et al. Osteoporos Int. 2009]

 79% of residents in this study were prescribed at least one interacting drug.

Publication: Quality of anticoagulation and use of warfarin-interacting medications in long-term care: A chart review (PDF, 263 KB). [Verhovsek M et al. BMC Geriatr. 2008]