Medicines-related harm in the elderly post-hospital discharge.
Geriatric patients are particularly vulnerable to medication-related harm. This article summarizes types of incidents and contributing factors to adverse drug events in older patients after hospital discharge. The authors recommend strategies to reduce medication-related harm, including discharge communication improvements, primary care collaboration, and postdischarge patient education.
Cheong V-L, Tomlinson J, Khan S, Petty D. Prescriber. 2019;30:29-34.