Drug-related problems and adverse events in nursing homes

Petra Thürmann, Frank Hanke, Simone Bernard, Friederike Schröder, Sven Schmiedl, Stefan Wilm, Marcus Redaelli & Ulrich Jaehde
Introduction: Nursing home residents are characterised by very old age, multimorbidity and subsequent polypharmacy. As demonstrated in previous investigations, this constellation is associated with numerous drug-related problems and adverse drug-related events (Gurwitz et al, Amer J Med 2005). We[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]