The World Health Organization has recently announced that its
third global patient safety challenge aims to reduce the global
burden of medication-related harm. The increasing availability
of medicines worldwide (by prescription and non-prescription),
has resulted in an increasing number of medication-related
adverse events, especially amongst older people.
To contrast the medication-related adverse events for individuals
with and without dementia.
Using non-identifiable data from the Illawarra Health
Information Platform (IHIP), a retrospective longitudinal analysis
of medication-related adverse events (2011-2016) was
undertaken. Local health district data was analysed for trends,
contributing medicines and medicine-related readmissions.