Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Medication Appropriateness Index

Purpose : Framework for assessment of medications for older people. The MAI can be applied progressively to each medication to decide, individually and in combination with other medicines, whether the cost:benefit decision to prescribe the medication in question is appropriate.

Admin time :  Highly operator dependent, and increases progressively for each additional medication.

User Friendly :  Straightforward but painstaking.

Administered by : GP, Physician, Community pharmacist


Content : Questions pertaining to the following aspects of prescribing for the individual: indication, effectiveness, dose, correct directions, practical directions, drug-drug / drug-disease interactions, duplication, duration of therapy


Author : Various


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This Tool is used in the Medication Review

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The Medication Review is one of 5 sub-domains of the

 Medical Assessment

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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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This Tool is also used in Proactive Care 

 of the Elderly

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