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>Journals >MediSan >Year 2017, Issue 12

Cala CL, Dunán CLK, Marín ÁT, Vuelta PL
Main characteristics of drugs prescription in elderly from “José Martí Pérez” Polyclinic
MediSan 2017; 21 (12)

Language: Español
References: 18
Page: 3306-3314
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A descriptive, longitudinal and retrospective study of 532 patients classified as frail elderly, belonging to 24 family doctor’s offices of "José Martí Pérez" Teaching Polyclinic was carried out in Santiago de Cuba, from 2014 to 2015, aimed at describing aspects related to drug prescription in these elderly. In the series, polypharmacy existed with prevalence of women and the association of more than 2 concomitant diseases favoured its emergence. The evaluation in geriatrics services was insufficient to guarantee the comprehensive valuation of the affected patients. A higher quantity of drugs for the osteomioarticular system disorders was used, followed by agents with cardiovascular activity, while, there was a prevalence of the prescription of more than a doctor to the same patient and the little use of either renal or hepatic studies to evaluate and/or prevent adverse reactions to medications, as well as their harmful interactions.

Key words: elderly, drug prescription, polypharmacy, primary health care.

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