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Title: Key concepts in medication management in older persons for pharmacists practicing in non-geriatric specialties
Authors: Godbole, Gauri ;Bolitho, Richard;Pont, L.
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Oct-2021
Source: 51(5):427-434
Journal title: Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research
Department: Pharmacy
Abstract: Medication management for older persons can be complex. With over 50% of all hospital admissions being for people aged over65 years, understanding age-related functional, cognitive and social factor changes and their impact on medication use is critical forpharmacists working in most adult medicine areas. This paper provides an overview of critical elements of medication managementfor older persons for pharmacists. Key elements include age-related changes impacting medication effectiveness and safety, frailty,geriatric syndromes, polypharmacy and deprescribing, minimising medication-related harm at transitions of care, dose administra-tion aids and other strategies to support individuals in medication management and multidisciplinary comprehensive geriatricassessment.
DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1765
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Drug Therapy
Study or Trial: Reviews/Systematic Reviews
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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