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  • Published March 2016

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

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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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