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Contribution of medications to hospitalisations from aged care facilities

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posted on 14.08.2020 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.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Simon Bell

Additional supervisor 1

Jenni Ilomäki

Additional supervisor 2

Julia Gilmartin-Thomas

Additional supervisor 3

Edwin Tan

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Exports

Exports