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Medicines management, medication errors and adverse medication events in older people referred to a community nursing service: a retrospective observational study.

Elliott RA, Lee CY, Beanland C, et al. Medicines Management, Medication Errors and Adverse Medication Events in Older People Referred to a Community Nursing Service: A Retrospective Observational Study. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2016;3(1). doi:10.1007/s40801-016-0065-6.

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May 11, 2016
Elliott RA, Lee CY, Beanland C, et al. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2016;3.

Medication management is known to be especially high-risk for older adults. This study of older patients receiving home care services found polypharmacy, insufficient medication communication, and frequent errors in self-administration. These results emphasize the need to improve medication safety for older adults in community settings.

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Elliott RA, Lee CY, Beanland C, et al. Medicines Management, Medication Errors and Adverse Medication Events in Older People Referred to a Community Nursing Service: A Retrospective Observational Study. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2016;3(1). doi:10.1007/s40801-016-0065-6.