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Programme Friday 7 October 2016 09.00 – 14.30 hrs Topic: Medication Medication out of control? The evidence base of inappropriate prescribing in older people Prof. Gabriele Meyer PhD Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Medical Faculty, Institute for Health and Nursing Science The aim of this presentation is to give an overview about the evidence base on (1) the prevalence of inappropriate prescribing, related risk factors and proven adverse events, (2) criteria for assessing inappropriate prescribing and the feasibility, usefulness and reach of assessment tools, (3) approaches for optimization of prescribing in older people and specifically vulnerable subgroups, and (4) the role of nurses in inappropriate prescribing in care dependent older people and nurses’ options towards optimized medication. The presentation will point out the current best evidence as well as research gaps and will outline knowledge requirements of nurses caring for older people with multiple treatment needs. 14 Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 4-7 October 2016

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