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Adverse Drug Reactions in Residential Care - A Pilot Study

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(FEBRUARY , 2006)

Studying Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in the elderly is a priority for CHAP this year. In order to better understand ADRs in residential care, we embarked on a pilot study with the following objectives: first to understand the extent of under reporting of adverse drug events in residential care and second, to gain insight on adverse drug reactions in drugs prescribed in long-term care.

With the assistance of Physician Leader Dr. Ken Tekano, we recruited four physicians and a nurse practitioner that work in our Providence Health Care residential facilities to participate in the study.

For more information contact:

Sherin Rahim-Jamal

Phone: 604-806-8219

Email: srahimjamal@providencehealth.bc.ca