Proceedings of the Canadian Frailty Network Summit: Medication Optimization for Frail Older Canadians, Toronto, Monday April 24, 2017

@inproceedings{Muscedere2017ProceedingsOT,
  title={Proceedings of the Canadian Frailty Network Summit: Medication Optimization for Frail Older Canadians, Toronto, Monday April 24, 2017},
  author={John Muscedere and Perry Kim and Peter Aitken and Michael J. Gaucher and Robin E. Osborn and B. Gennifer Elise Farrell and Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc and Laurie Herzig Mallery and Henry Yu-Hin Siu and James Downar and Todd C. Lee and Emily G McDonald and Lisa D. Burry},
  booktitle={Canadian geriatrics journal : CGJ},
  year={2017}
}
Appropriate and optimal use of medication and polypharmacy are especially relevant to the care of older Canadians living with frailty, often impacting their health outcomes and quality of life. A majority (two thirds) of older adults (65 or older) are prescribed five or more drug classes and over one-quarter are prescribed 10 or more drugs. The risk of… CONTINUE READING

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