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Long-Term Care & Residential Care: Evidence-Based Resources

These resources are the result of a collaboration between RxFiles & CADTH


RxFiles is an academic detailing program providing objective, comparative drug information to physicians, pharmacists and allied health professionals. The program began in 1997 as a service to Saskatoon family physicians and has expanded broadly to now support a wide range of multidisciplinary health care professionals with evidence-informed information. 

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is an independent not-for profit agency that delivers timely, evidence-based information to health care leaders about the effectiveness and efficiency of health technologies including drugs, medical devices, vaccines, and medical/surgical, and therapeutic procedures. 

The works of both organizations mesh effectively to support the collective sharing of unbiased clinical information on drug and non-drug technologies and treatments in all health care sectors.  

While most included resources on this website originate from the RxFiles and CADTH, additional resources (after careful review) have also been included to support practical usage and implementation of quality improvement practices.


Note: Some of the resources listed under "Health Care Providers" may require a subscription to the RxFiles website in order to access the content.  Saskatchewan health care providers can gain access through shirp.ca (must sign up for a FREE account).  Most Saskatchewan health region sites will have automatic access via IP recognition. 


Health Care Providers
LTC Administration
Residents & Family
LINKS to Partner Sites - Long Term Care / Older Adults


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For feedback or questions on the Long-Term Care & Residential Care Resources, please contact: 

Info@RxFiles.ca




Last Modified February 2018

www.RxFiles.ca/LTC




long term care, LTC, older adults, pharmacotherapy, drug therapy, shared decision making, polypharmacy, deprescribing, 

age, time to benefit, evidence, clinical experience, critical appraisal, evidence based medicine, EBM, evidence informed medicine,

minimally disruptive medicine, Saskatoon, Regina, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada, nursing homes, elderly, chronic disease management,

Julia Bareham, Lisa Slusar, Debbie Bunka, Loren Regier, Margaret Jin, Lynette Kosar, Brent Jensen, SHR, RQHR, RxFiles Academic Detailing Service

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GeriRxFiles 3rd Edition - Assessing Medications in Older Adults
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Geri-RxFiles is the result of an initiative focused on drug therapy for older adults and long-term care in SK. We hope this resource helps you to navigate the complexities and pitfalls of drug therapy in this age group.  

Note, this book available in a printed, tabbed hardcopy edition. It is also online when you purchase the RxFilesPLUS Online/App subscription, or belong to an RxFiles-PLUS Subscriber Group.

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