Medication Utilization: Understanding Potential Medication Problems of the Elderly by National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Medication Utilization: Understanding Potential Medication Problems of the Elderly

byNational Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Kobo ebook | August 16, 2012

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WHAT ARE MEDICATION UTILIZATION PROBLEMS AMONG THE ELDERLY?

A useful model for understanding potential medication problems for elderly patients is reviewed in a series of guidelines contained in the Drug-related Problems Model.

• The patient has a medical condition for which a medication is indicated but the patient has not been prescribed a medication
• The wrong medication has been prescribed for a specific condition
• The dose of the drug is too low for a therapeutic effect
• The dose of the drug is too high causing possible toxicity or other adverse effects
• Patient becomes symptomatic because of a side effect or adverse reaction to a drug
• Food-drug, drug-drug, or disease-drug interactions are (is) present which in turn cause another medical problem

Title:Medication Utilization: Understanding Potential Medication Problems of the ElderlyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 16, 2012Publisher:NICELanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006456417

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