Multiple medication use in older patients in post-acute transitional care: a prospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Runganga2014MultipleMU,
  title={Multiple medication use in older patients in post-acute transitional care: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Maureen Runganga and Nancye May Peel and Ruth Eleanor Hubbard},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Older adults with a range of comorbidities are often prescribed multiple medications, which may impact on their function and cognition and increase the potential for drug interactions and adverse events. AIMS This study investigated the extent of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications in patients receiving post-discharge transitional home care and explored the associations of polypharmacy with patient characteristics, functional outcomes, and frailty. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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