A method for assessing drug therapy appropriateness.
This study evaluated the reliability of a new medication appropriateness index.
Using the index, independent assessments were made of chronic medications taken by 10 ambulatory, elderly male patients by a clinical pharmacist and an internist-geriatrician.
Their overall inter-rater agreement for medication appropriateness (ppos) was 0.88, and for medication inappropriateness (pneg) was 0.95; the overall kappa was 0.83.
Their intra-rater agreement for ppos was 0.94 overall, for pneg was 0.98 overall while the overall kappa was 0.92.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Médecin, Qualité, Choix, Echelle evaluation, Vieillard, Homme, Méthodologie, Accord interjuge
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Physician, Quality, Choice, Evaluation scale, Elderly, Human, Methodology, Interrater agreement
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0010294
Code Inist : 002B02A. Création : 199406.