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Anticholinergic Risk Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate the drug therapy of an older adult using the anticholinergic risk scale of Rudolph et al.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T50.9

Description:

Field et al identified risk factors associated with adverse drug reactions in nursing home residents. These can help identify patients who should be reviewed for means to reduce these risks. The authors are from the University of Massachusetts, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital.

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