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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FORTA – “Fit for the Aged” Drug Classification System

“FORTA, "Fit for the aged", is a drug 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”.
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