FORTA – “Fit for the Aged” Drug Classification System – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

FORTA is a drforta-logoug classification system designed as a clinical tool to help in monitoring and optimizing the drug therapy and care management of older patients. 273 items consisting of the most frequently used substances/substance classes for the long-term drug therapy of older patients (with exceptions to this rule) aligned to 29 diagnoses/indication areas have been assigned positive and negative labels ranging from A – B – C – D according to the state of evidence as to risk/benefits and age-appropriateness.

Developed by researchers in Germany, this classification system is detailed in the 2015 ‘FORTA List “Fit for the Aged” Expert Consensus Validation’.

This resource can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2avfCZD

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