Impact of a self-administration of medications programme on elderly inpatients' competence to manage medications: a pilot study.

@article{Lam2011ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a self-administration of medications programme on elderly inpatients' competence to manage medications: a pilot study.},
  author={P Lam and Rohan A Elliott and Jincy George},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES Changes to medication regimens and failure to involve patients in management of their medications whilst in hospital may result in medication errors or non-adherence at home after discharge. Self-administration of medications programmes (SAMP) have been used to address this issue. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a SAMP on elderly hospital inpatients' competence to manage medications and their medication adherence behaviours. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING