Medication safety: a protocol for nursing action. NICHE Faculty.

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Medication consumption represents a significant source of adverse events, therapeutic misadventure, and toxicity to older Americans. Estimates indicate that as many as 25% to 40% of all U.S. prescriptions are written for older people. Hospital admission rates for drug-related problems and toxicity in elders approach 33% in some studies. This article… (More)

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