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How accurately do older adult emergency department patients recall their medications?

Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Merchant RC, et al. How accurately do older adult emergency department patients recall their medications? Acad Emerg Med. Epub 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1111/acem.14032.

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August 12, 2020
Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Merchant RC, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2021;28(2):248-252.

This analysis found that only 23% of older adults in the Emergency Department had complete agreement between self-reported medications and pharmacy dispensing records. Over half of patients omitted antibiotics from self-report, which can result in adverse events, as antibiotics can have potentially fatal interactions with many medications.

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Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Merchant RC, et al. How accurately do older adult emergency department patients recall their medications? Acad Emerg Med. Epub 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1111/acem.14032.

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