Racial Disparities in the Quality of Medication Use in Older Adults: Baseline Findings from a Longitudinal Study

@article{PharmD2009RacialDI,
  title={Racial Disparities in the Quality of Medication Use in Older Adults: Baseline Findings from a Longitudinal Study},
  author={MHS Mary T. Roth PharmD and Denise Ann Esserman and Jena L. Ivey PharmD and Morris Weinberger},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={228-234}
}
Medication-related problems are prevalent in older adults and adversely affect the quality of care. It has been suggested that racial differences exist in medication use. Most efforts to evaluate the quality of medication use target specific drugs or disease states, or a set of pre-defined quality indicators, rather than the patient. We conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the prevalence and types of medication-related problems in older adults, examining the impact of race on… CONTINUE READING

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