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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; Vakil K; Goeman D.

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.