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Study

How useful are medication patient information leaflets to older adults? A content, readability and layout analysis.

Liu F, Abdul-Hussain S, Mahboob S, et al. International journal of clinical pharmacy. 2014;36:827-34.

Elderly patients are particularly vulnerable to adverse drug events. This analysis found that the majority of medication information leaflets were difficult for older patients to read and interpret. Similar problems have been found with medication labels.