Consumption of drugs in eight private nursing homes in a provincial Australian city

Smithurst B.A. (1982) Consumption of drugs in eight private nursing homes in a provincial Australian city. Public Health, 96 5: 292-296. doi:10.1016/S0033-3506(82)80052-8


Author Smithurst B.A.
Title Consumption of drugs in eight private nursing homes in a provincial Australian city
Journal name Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3506
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0033-3506(82)80052-8
Volume 96
Issue 5
Start page 292
End page 296
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
3306 Health (social science)
Abstract The number and variety of drugs taken by 250 elderly patients in private nursing homes in a provincial city, Toowoomba, in Queensland, Australia were studied. There was a significant increase in the number of drugs prescribed in the older patients over 80 years compared with the younger ones under 70 years of age and there was a high level of prescribing of tranquillizers, diuretics and analgesics in the ages studied. It is considered that fewer drugs could be prescribed with advantage to patients.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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