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Improving medication appropriateness in nursing homes via structured interprofessional medication-review supported by health information technology: a non-randomized controlled study.

Dellinger JK, Pitzer S, Schaffler-Schaden D, et al. BMC Geriatr. 2020;20(1):506.

Polypharmacy in older adults is common and may increase risk of medication-related adverse events. This study found that an intervention combining educational training, tailored health information technology, and a therapy check process improved medication appropriateness in nursing home residents.