Drug-related problems in hospitalized geriatric patients with diabetes mellitus

Debby Dystra Maharani, Nadia Farhanah Syafhan, Yetti Hersunaryati

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed at analyzing drug-related problems (DRPs) in hospitalized geriatric patients with diabetes mellitus. Methods: We prospectively collected data of 26 hospitalized geriatric patients at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (age, >60 year) who underwent inpatient treatment for at least 1 month between February and April 2015. Readable data were obtained from prescriptions, medical records, and index card/nurses records. We obtained data on 299 drug treatments for 26 patients and identified 166 DRPs. These were analyzed based on the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe Version 6.2. Results: The percentage of treatment effectiveness (50.6%) and adverse drug reactions (49.4%) was predominantly due to an inappropriate drug- drug or drug-food combination, including the incidence of drug interactions (20.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Volume10
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Adverse reaction
  • Drug-related problem
  • Gatot soebroto army hospital
  • Geriatric
  • Treatment effectiveness

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