|Originally developed by:||Gespag Austria|
|Country of origin:||Austria|
|Year of development:||2012|
|Available in the following languages:||English|
Type of tool: tool for evaluation and feedback, reminding staff in the workplace
Approximately one in three older persons taking more than 4 medications (=polypharmacy) will experience an adverse drug reaction in the following year. Tools in polypharmacy are needed as practical guides for clinical practice or for the geriatric ward to solve the problem. In order to provide an improved therapy plan in ongoing polypharmacy, a stepwise conceptional framework can be performed. It is proposed under the acronym ACADEMIA.
Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)
Inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
We have started this programme in one of our departments, evaluation is ongoing.
Needed resources (financial, material, human)
Time to use it, costs are negligible
Needed time for implementation
Six months in a department