Last updated on December 2019

Reducing Post-discharge Adverse Drug Events Amongst the Elderly: a Multi-centre Electronic Deprescribing Intervention


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: overdose of drug with toxic effect
  • Age: Between 65 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged 65 years and older
  • patients who take five or more medications in the community
  • patients who are cognitively impaired or otherwise unable to provide consent will still be included as this subpopulation of patients may be at greatest risk of ADEs because of their communication problems.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who take four or fewer medications in the community
  • patients expected to die within 30 days or be transferred to a palliative care unit/another hospital
  • patients without provincial health insurance or who normally live outside that province
  • patients previously enrolled
  • inability for patient or proxy to speak English or French
  • no means of contacting patient or proxy post-discharge

Patients discharged from non-study units will be excluded unless that unit is a transitional care, rehabilitation, or post-acute care unit which bridges the gap between acute medical hospitalization and community services.

Recruitment Status: Closed


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