Medication plays an important role in nursing homes. Due to age and mutimorbidity, residents are dependig on a variety of drugs. To ensure a high quality of the therapy and to detect and minimize drug-related problems, an algorithm for assessing the medication will be developed by the AMBER study. It aims to support the pharmacist and stimulate collaboration between the health-care providers (pharmacists, physicians and nurses).
In a first step the clinical and practical relevance of different aspects of therapy at nursing-home residents is assessed. Results are compared to and combined with results of former studies.
PHASE I: Expert Survey
PHASE IIa: literature review
PHASE IIb: development of an algorithm
PHASE III: testing of the tool