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Elderly people are at high risk of multiple medication which increases drug interactions and side effects. This problem is accentuated in EHPAD due to the multiplication of prescribers (the referring physician, the hospital physician, the specialist, the emergency physician, the coordinating physician). The lack of optimization of drug prescriptions in EHPAD can be responsible for iatrogenic, underuse and overuse of treatment, impacting the autonomy and quality of life of residents in EHPAD in France. A method for optimizing diagnostic and drug management at the entry of a new EHPAD resident, called OPTIM EHPAD, has been tested in Languedoc-Roussillon (France) and validated. This is a consultation between the referring physician and the EHPAD coordinating physician. Some improvements have been made to this method in order to have an optimized version. Physician's cooperation seems to promote decision-making and change in therapies. The objective of this study is to assess the theoretical effectiveness and efficiency of this approach. It is supposed that the provision to the EHPAD coordinating physician of a method for optimizing the diagnostic and drug management of the new EHPAD resident (based on a decision following consultation between the referring doctor and the coordinating doctor) would impact on the resident care process, on their care results and on communication and coordination between the coordinating physician and the referring physician.

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NCT number NCT05179642
Study type Observational
Source Hospices Civils de Lyon
Status Active, not recruiting
Start date May 15, 2019
Completion date December 31, 2021

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