Addressing Polypharmacy & Improving Medication Adherence in Older Adults
Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics
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Older adults are the largest consumers of prescription drugs. A large survey reported that more than one-half of patients 57–85 years old used at least 5 prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and nutritional supplements. Predictably, the number of medications steadily increased with the age of the patient. This survey also reported that 1 in 20 of these patients risked a major drug–drug interaction; half of these interactions included a nonprescription agent.
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Sengstock, David, and Jonathan Zimmerman. "Addressing Polypharmacy & Improving Medication Adherence in Older Adults." Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics, Second Edition Eds. Brie A. Williams, et al. McGraw Hill, 2014, https://accessmedicine-mhmedical-com.beaumont1.proxy.liblynxgateway.com/content.aspx?bookid=953§ionid=53375678.