Drug-related problems and the clinical impact in home care patients

Duration: May 2017 - October 2018
Involved professor: Dr. E.R. Heerdink
Involved researchers: PhD kandidaat N.E. Dijkstra, Dr. C.G.M. Sino, Prof. Dr. M.J. Schuurmans (UMCU)
Accompanying PhD research: Prevention of drug-related problems in the home situation (N.E. Dijkstra)
Related education: (Post) Bachelor of Nursing
URL website project: Nienke Dijkstra

Goal and target group

The aim of this project is to perform retrospective analysis of drug-related problems in a cohort of home care patients. In this cohort drug-related problems are reported in an one-year time period. In this project is to analyze the extent of drug-related problems and the clinical impact thereof.

Relevancy for professional practice / social relevance

Up till now the extent and the clinical impact of drug-related problems measured during routine care is unknown.

Educational relevancy

Students of the Institute of Nursing Studies (i.e. students of the Bachelor Nursing program and the Post Bachelor course Nursing in Gerontology and Geriatrics) are trained to recognize the problems that cause clinical discomfort and deterioration.

Consortium / research partners

Various partners are involved in this project:

  • University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • University Utrecht
  • home care organization Vierstroom

Results / products

Results are expected in October 2018.

Chronic Illnesses

Chronic Diseases

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Process Innovation in Pharmaceutical care

Dissemination of Pharmaceutical Innovations

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