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Further, all drugs in the household (RX and OTC medication) were entered into electronic case reporting forms (e CRFs) .
Plausibility check for ADR was done by the local pharmacist.
Patients older than 65 years with a complete drug history and a regular intake of one or more drugs were included ( = 744).
The analysis included three data sets: First: results of the general interview; second: drug data and third: treatment diagnosis.
DRPs comprise numerous unwanted effects, including the intake of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) .
PIM's definition primarily focuses on special patient groups such as children, pregnant women and elderly patients due to fluctuating drug effects.
All analyses were performed using the SAS software package (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA, SAS 9.2).
Patients’ diagnoses were coded by using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) (data status: December 2008).
PIM for patients Not all Beers drugs were available in Germany.
Methods: comprehensive home medication review (HMR) provided by specially qualified assistants of GP practices using electronic case reporting forms (e CRFs), and GP's diagnoses were extracted from patients’ health records.
Updated Beers’ list of Fick Drug intake is associated with a risk of occurrence of drug-related problems (DRPs).