Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.

Cardiovascular disorders are among the leading chronic illnesses. Medications play a pivotal role to control the signs, symptoms and progression of these disorders. However, the outcome of the management is depend on the delivery of the right regimen to the right patient. A recent prospective evaluation of prescriptions among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients have identified that approximately, two-thirds of elderly cardiovascular patients encountered potentially inappropriate prescription which is more significant.  The magnitude of inappropriate prescription is aggravated by long hospital stay and large number of medications. Therefore, it is essential to evaluate patients’ medications during hospital stay to reduce the burden of potentially inappropriate prescription. Members of the young professionals’ chronic diseases network-Gondar chapter have been engaged in the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of results on this project.

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Tadesse Melaku Abegaz

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Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.
Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.
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