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IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic Resource Site

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Polypharmacy and inappropriate prescribing are common among older adults. Polypharmacy is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes in older adults including falls, adverse drug events, hospitalization, mortality, and measures of function and cognition. The Initiative to Minimize Pharmaceutical Risk in Older Veterans (IMPROVE) is an interprofessional polypharmacy clinic within an academic patient-aligned care team at the VA Connecticut Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. The clinic consists of a pre-clinic conference, shared medical appointment, individual visit, and team precepting. The team consist of a pharmacist, geriatrician, primary care provider, and health psychologist and involves medicine residents, nurse practitioner residents, pharmacy residents, and psychology residents. This website describes the clinic design and provides the resources and links helpful for starting an IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic including forms, short topic discussions in polypharmacy, and various other resources helpful for deprescribing.

Educational objectives: 

This website:

1.  Describes the IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic design

2.  Provides resources needed to implement an IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic

3.  Provides handouts for short topic discussions on various polypharmacy-related topics and deprescribing

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
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Suggested Citation:
IMPROVE Polypharmacy Clinic Resource Site. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/389

Aging Q3 Website

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Aging Q3 is an educational and practice-based program to improve resident physician clinical competencies in Geriatrics and improve the quality of care and quality of life for older adults. The website contains an overview of the Aging Q3 program and descriptive information for each ACOVE area. It also includes: working group members, didactic lecture, detailing sheets, patient education materials, and literary resources.  Each ACOVE area contains a project overview video and descriptive videos by the working group chair. 

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The three Qs of Aging Q3 signify:

  • Quality of Education
  • Quality of Care
  • Quality of Life
Date posted: 
Mon, 10/25/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 10/25/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Aging Q3 Website. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/389
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