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Quality standards for safe medication in nursing homes: development through a multistep approach including a Delphi consensus study.

Brühwiler LD, Niederhauser A, Fischer S, et al. Quality standards for safe medication in nursing homes: development through a multistep approach including a Delphi consensus study. BMJ Open. 2021;11(10):e054364. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054364.

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October 27, 2021
Brühwiler LD, Niederhauser A, Fischer S, et al. BMJ Open. 2021;11(10):e054364.

Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications continue to pose health risks in older adults. Using a Delphi approach, experts identified 85 minimal requirements for safe medication prescribing in nursing homes. The five key topics recommend structured, regular review and monitoring, interprofessional collaboration, and involving the resident.

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Brühwiler LD, Niederhauser A, Fischer S, et al. Quality standards for safe medication in nursing homes: development through a multistep approach including a Delphi consensus study. BMJ Open. 2021;11(10):e054364. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054364.