Journal Article

Medicines-related harm in the elderly post-hospital discharge.

Cheong V-L; Tomlinson J; Khan S; Petty D.

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.