Journal Article

Electronic surveillance and pharmacist intervention for vulnerable older inpatients on high-risk medication regimens.

Peterson JF; Kripalani S; Danciu I; Harrell D; Marvanova M; Mixon AS; Rodriguez C; Powers JS.

In this study, clinical pharmacists reviewed an electronic dashboard displaying potentially inappropriate medications in hospitalized elderly patients. The dashboard flagged approximately one-fourth of patients as being at increased risk for medication–related adverse events. Pharmacists made direct point-of-care recommendations, which clinicians acted on 78% of the time.