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Contribution of medications to hospitalisations from aged care facilities

posted on 2020-08-14, 02:33 authored by KATE NANA WANG
Residents of aged care facilities are at high risk of hospitalisations due to older age, frailty, multimorbidity and polypharmacy. This thesis identifies medications and prescribing patterns that may contribute to increased hospital admissions in this population. The findings from this thesis will help support the development and implementation of strategies to reduce preventable hospitalisations. The findings will help improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people living in aged care facilities.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Simon Bell

Additional supervisor 1

Jenni Ilomäki

Additional supervisor 2

Julia Gilmartin-Thomas

Additional supervisor 3

Edwin Tan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences