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Article: Drug wastage among the elderly living in old aged homes in Hong Kong

TitleDrug wastage among the elderly living in old aged homes in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAged
Elderly
Nursing homes
Homes for the Aged
Hong Kong
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pshk.hk/main.php?id=62
Citation
Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013, v. 20 n. 1, p. 16-18 How to Cite?
AbstractThe extend of drug wastage among elderly living in old aged homes was never investigated. Upon the completion of the previous study on pharmaceutical services provided to elderly living in old aged homes, the amount of drugs wasted from 3,020 residents in one of the delegated pharmacies over a 4-month period were counted and their costs were calculated. The total cost of wasted drugs amounted to be HKD$96,924, with drugs acting on the central nervous system contributed to the highest cost of HKD$26,872 (27.7%), followed by respiratory drugs of HKD$23,875 (24.6%) and alimentary tract & metabolism of HKD$22,965 (23.7%). The results showed that for health institutes dispensing prescriptions of long duration to the elderly could lead to considerable amount of drug wastage and this issue should be addressed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/186134
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dc.contributor.authorWong, AYSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, PWLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, EWen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, ICKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T11:56:23Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T11:56:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013, v. 20 n. 1, p. 16-18en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-2874-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/186134-
dc.description.abstractThe extend of drug wastage among elderly living in old aged homes was never investigated. Upon the completion of the previous study on pharmaceutical services provided to elderly living in old aged homes, the amount of drugs wasted from 3,020 residents in one of the delegated pharmacies over a 4-month period were counted and their costs were calculated. The total cost of wasted drugs amounted to be HKD$96,924, with drugs acting on the central nervous system contributed to the highest cost of HKD$26,872 (27.7%), followed by respiratory drugs of HKD$23,875 (24.6%) and alimentary tract & metabolism of HKD$22,965 (23.7%). The results showed that for health institutes dispensing prescriptions of long duration to the elderly could lead to considerable amount of drug wastage and this issue should be addressed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pshk.hk/main.php?id=62-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Pharmaceutical Journalen_US
dc.subjectAged-
dc.subjectElderly-
dc.subjectNursing homes-
dc.subjectHomes for the Aged-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleDrug wastage among the elderly living in old aged homes in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, PWL: pwlchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, EW: ewchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, ICK: wongick@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, WYE=rp01587en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, ICK=rp01480en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros218705en_US
dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage16en_US
dc.identifier.epage18en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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