Educational program on anticholinergic burden aims to improve health outcomes of older people

educational program on anticholinergic burden aims to improve health outcomes of older people

Sumary of Educational program on anticholinergic burden aims to improve health outcomes of older people:

  • In a new NPS MedicineWise podcast episode released today, Dr Kate Annear, NPS MedicineWise medical adviser and GP talks about the new NPS MedicineWise educational program on the cumulative effects of anticholinergic medicines.
  • Anticholinergic burden is associated with poor health outcomes, particularly for older people, including a 60% increase in fall-related hospitalizations, 50% increased risk of dementia and a 30% increased mortality.
  • ” Dr Kate Annear, Medical Adviser, NPS MedicineWise Related StoriesThe program includes resources to support conversations with patients about anticholinergics, deprescribing and medicine reviews, including a fact sheet, a decision aid, an action plan and Choosing Wisely 5 questions that a person can ask about anticholinergic medicines.
  • There is also a report for GPs participating in the MedicineInsight program, providing them with individualized data on their patients who are exposed to high anticholinergic burden.

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