Electronic Medication Management System Introduction and Deprescribing Practice in Post-Acute Care

Susanto Winata, Michelle Liacos, Amelia Crabtree, Amy Page, Chris Moran

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of introducing an electronic medication management system (EMMS) on deprescribing practice in a post-acute hospital setting. Design: This study used a before-after study design. Setting and Participants: This study examined the admission and discharge medications prescribed to patients admitted to an Australian post-acute hospital before and after the introduction of an EMMS. Methods: Data were collected over a 1-month period before and after the introduction of an EMMS and included summary measures of drug burden including Potentially Inappropriate Medications and the Drug Burden Index. We calculated and compared admission and discharge medication prescription as well as change in medication use before and after the introduction of an EMMS. Results: Medication prescription data were available for 121 people before and 107 people after EMMS introduction. In both phases, when compared with admission, those discharged were prescribed fewer medications (mean reduction pre-EMMS = 2.9, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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