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dc.contributor.authorPoudel, A
dc.contributor.authorBerry, R
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, A
dc.contributor.authorWalpole, E
dc.contributor.authorYates, P
dc.contributor.authorNissen, L
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T22:49:51Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T22:49:51Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0269-2163
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0269216319860701
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387791
dc.description.abstractBackground: Terminally ill cancer patients with limited life expectancies (LLEs) are often prescribed multiple medications to control acute symptoms associated with cancer such as dyspnoea, pain, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety. Medications are also commonly prescribed to prevent or treat other common, long-term comorbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia.1 Early identification of unnecessary preventive medications at the end of life can improve quality of life. Limited research has investigated whether preventive medications are withdrawn in patients with terminal cancer. The aim of this project was to evaluate the prevalence of preventive medication use in terminally ill cancer patients with LLE of 6 months or less.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1232
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1235
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPalliative Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.titleMedication use in older, terminally ill cancer patients: Are all medications appropriate? A longitudinal audit
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPoudel, A; Berry, R; McCarthy, A; Walpole, E; Yates, P; Nissen, L, Medication use in older, terminally ill cancer patients: Are all medications appropriate? A longitudinal audit, Palliative Medicine, 2019, 33 (9), pp. 1232-1235
dc.date.updated2019-09-26T22:46:14Z
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gro.griffith.authorMcCarthy, Alexandra L.


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