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A pharmacymedication alert system based on renal function in older patients

Geerts, Arjen FJ; Scherpbier-de Haan, Nynke D; de Koning, Fred HP; van der Sterren, Tim MJW; Van Weel, Chris; Vervoort, Gerald MM; De Smet, PAGM; de Grauw, Wim JC

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Background: Patients with diabetes or cardiovascular disease are at risk of reduced renal function and frequently use drugs that interact with renal function. GPs monitor renal function in these patients. Computerised prescription systems produce alerts in patients labelled as having chronic kidney disease, but alerts are often ignored. If pharmacists use a pharmacy medication alert system (PMAS) based on renal function, they can provide the GP with therapeutic advice to optimise the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80470
Source: British Journal of General Practice
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp12X653561

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