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
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 96
Issue 5
Start page 292
End page 296
Total pages 5
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
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Institutional Status Unknown

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