Prevention of medication-related complications

Description: A considerable number of hospital admissions, specially older patients, are caused by medication problems. An observational screening instrument will be tested for early recognition of medication related problems that can be signaled by home care workers.
This PhD project aims to unravel the active components of the instrument, experiences of homecare professionals (home care workers, general practitioners and pharmacists), competencies required for homecare workers and the role of education in early recognition of medication related problems.

Research Partners: Home care organizations (Omring, Zorgbalans and Nieuw Iterson), Code yellow, Health Base, Go-Between, ZONH and IVM (Instituut Verantwoord Medicijngebruik).

Financed by: Achmea and VGZ health insurrance.