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The source of purchased medications and its impact on medication mistakes and hospitalizations.

Coates MC, Granche J, Sefcik JS, et al. The source of purchased medications and its impact on medication mistakes and hospitalizations. Res Gerontol Nurs. Epub 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20220131-02

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March 16, 2022
Coates MC, Granche J, Sefcik JS, et al. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2022;15(2):69-75.

Older adults, especially those taking multiple medications, are at increased risk for medication self-administration (MSE) errors. Data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) was analyzed to ascertain if the source of the medication ­– picking up from local pharmacy, receiving the medication via mail-order pharmacy, or both ­– impacted MSE or hospitalization. Respondents receiving medications via both mail-order and pick up were more likely to report hospitalizations and medication mistakes.

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Coates MC, Granche J, Sefcik JS, et al. The source of purchased medications and its impact on medication mistakes and hospitalizations. Res Gerontol Nurs. Epub 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20220131-02