Unknown patient age and renal dosing of meds

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Trecia Swanston
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Unknown patient age and renal dosing of meds

For unknown/unidentified patients that we don't have a confirmed age, our system is inputting an age >100 years old. We use EPIC and the CrCl is automatically calculated using the documented patient age and is visible for pharmacists on the main screen.

1. How do you handle dosing adjustments for patients with a documented, but unconfirmed/inaccurate age?
2. Is there anything in your system that would notify you that the age documented is not the patient's actual age?