Medication undertreatment in assisted living settings.

  title={Medication undertreatment in assisted living settings.},
  author={Philip D. Sloane and Ann L. Gruber-Baldini and Sheryl Zimmerman and Mary Roth and Lea Watson and Malaz Boustani and Jay S. Magaziner and J. Richard Hebel},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={164 18},
BACKGROUND Residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) is a rapidly growing, long-term care setting, where medication use has not been carefully examined. We sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of nonprescribing of selected medications whose value in decreasing morbidity has been established in clinical trials. METHODS As part of a survey of a stratified random sample of 193 RC/AL facilities in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina, data were gathered on 2014 residents… CONTINUE READING
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