The laboratory works on drug-epidemiology projects that aim to assess and improve the appropriateness of prescription in different care settings.
It also coordinates the development and updating of INTERCheck, a prescription support system suitable for assessing the complex therapies of elderly patients receiving polypharmacy.
It also promotes interventions for healthcare professionals aimed at rationalising the use of drugs, encouraging the use of active ingredients that have better benefit/risk and cost/benefit ratios.
- identify areas of drug overuse;
- rationalise the use of drug prescription by promoting deprescribing in the elderly on polypharmacy and in other populations at risk of adverse drug events;
- promote drug prescription appropriateness and waste reduction in various national health care settings;
- implement training for national health service workers to promote drug prescription appropriateness.
Assessment of prescriptive appropriateness, drug interactions and iatrogenic risk in different care settings
Training and information interventions aimed at improving the use of medications in different populations of elderly people with polypathology and polypharmacy
Therapeutic reconciliation, medication review and deprescribing
Interventions aimed at promoting the use of drugs with a better cost/benefit ratio (equivalent drugs and biosimilars)
Development and updating of INTERCheck, a tool for therapy review and deprescribing
Drug information service
International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.