Table 1

Summary of demographic data

Homes N=55Individuals N=233Medicines N=1380
Type of care
 Residential30 (54.6)124 (53.2)742 (53.8)
 Nursing25 (45.4)109 (46.8)638 (46.2)
Age at review
 <8061 (26.2)395 (28.6)
 80–8993 (39.9)551 (39.9)
 90+79 (33.9)434 (31.4)
Care Quality Commission standard 9 rating*
 13 (5.6)15 (6.6)70 (5.1)
 215 (27.8)61 (26.6)347 (25.5)
 336 (66.7)153 (66.8)944 (69.4)
Type of delivery system
 Monitored dosage system tablets/capsules732 (53.0)
 Non-monitored dosage system tablets/capsules404 (29.3)
 Liquids164 (11.9)
 Inhalers52 (3.8)
 Topicals26 (1.9)
 Transdermals1 (0.1)
 Injections1 (0.1)
Regular or when required medicines
 Regular1275 (92.4)
 When required105 (7.6)
  • * Missing score on one home (four residents, 19 medicines).