Journal Article

Medication assessments by care managers reveal potential safety issues in homebound older adults.

Golden AG, Qiu D, Roos BA. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2011;45:492-8.

This study found that most homebound older adults were taking over-the-counter medications (75%), dietary supplements (42%), and using potentially inappropriate medications (25%). As most of these medications are not covered by Medicare, other strategies may be needed to ensure safe prescribing and careful monitoring.