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By Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Madhuri Reddy

The most recent addition to the Evidence-Based e-book sequence, Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine presents non-geriatrician clinicians an outline of key subject matters crucial to the care of the older sufferer. This consultant makes a speciality of the administration of universal difficulties within the aged bearing in mind their lifestyles occasions in addition to therapy of particular stipulations. prime geriatricians with services in evidence-based drugs make the most of the easiest to be had facts and current this data in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based layout. Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine is a distinct consultant to the optimal administration of older sufferers

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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58(9): M820–M825. 2. Besdine, R, et al (2005) Caring for older Americans: the future of geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc 53(6 Suppl): S245–S256. 3. Osheroff, JA, et al (2007) A roadmap for national action on clinical decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc 14(2): 141–145. 4. Greenes RA (2007) Definition, scope, and challenges. ) Clinical Decision Support: The Road Ahead. Boston, MA: Academic Press. 5. Eslami S, Abu-Hanna A, de Keizer NF (2007) Evaluation of outpatient computerized physician medication order entry systems: a systematic review.

Chronic disease management is highly multifaceted and often dependent on patient choices, requiring a much more complex ontology in the CDS structure. Integrating the CDS into the clinical workflow also becomes more challenging. Therefore, the process of creating a successful CDS for management of chronic disease is a long, iterative process, with multiple trials of the system that generate observational data and feedback [43]. A full range of issues important in geriatric care could be the subject of CDS interventions to be studied, including pharmacological and behavioral management of dementia, fall prevention, pressure ulcer prevention, urinary incontinence, osteoporosis screening and management, and mobility issues.

In addition, many of the drugs listed are not absolutely contraindicated. The IPET was published in 2000 [23], and was adapted from the recommendations of a Canadian consensus panel [24]. The IPET includes 14 inappropriate prescribing errors such as adverse drug reactions and drug–disease interactions. As an example of the need to periodically revise these explicit lists to reflect current evidence, one of the IPET recommendations is to avoid beta-blockers in older adults with congestive heart failure (CHF).

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