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Pharmacist-led intervention to improve medication use in older inpatients using the Drug Burden Index: a study protocol for a before/after intervention with a retrospective control group and multiple case analysis

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  • Marci Elizabeth Dearing Geriatric Medicine Research, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDepartment of Pharmacy, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Susan Bowles Department of Pharmacy, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaCollege of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jennifer Isenor College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaCanadian Center for Vaccinology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Olga Kits Research Methods Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLeslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lisa Kouladjian O'Donnell NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaClinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Saint Leonards, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Heather Neville Department of Pharmacy, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sarah Hilmer NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaClinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Saint Leonards, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kent Toombs Department of Pharmacy, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Caroline Sirois Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Laval, Québec city, Quebec, CanadaCentre for Excellence on Aging of Quebec, Quebec Integrated University Centre for Health and Social Services of the National Capital, Québec city, Québec, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mohammad Hajizadeh School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Aprill Negus Department of Family Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kenneth Rockwood Geriatric Medicine Research, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaCentre for Health Care of the Elderly, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Emily Reeve Geriatric Medicine Research, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaCollege of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaQuality Use of Medicines Pharmacy Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emily Reeve; Emily.Reeve{at}unisa.edu.au
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Dearing ME, Bowles S, Isenor J, et al
Pharmacist-led intervention to improve medication use in older inpatients using the Drug Burden Index: a study protocol for a before/after intervention with a retrospective control group and multiple case analysis

Publication history

  • Received November 10, 2019
  • Revised January 17, 2020
  • Accepted January 28, 2020
  • First published February 20, 2020.
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February 20, 2020

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