Having seen this issue come up in surveys over the years, I thought this was an interesting article to pass along. It discusses a new study that concludes as much as 40% of older adults in home health care may be taking medicines that are potentially unsafe or ineffective. I am not a clinician (although several of my colleagues are and I invite them to comment), so I won’t comment on the study. I will, however, reiterate that this is a reminder agencies need to be keeping up on Medication reviews with patients. The doctor interviewed in the study mentions medication reviews and patients assessments as a great tool to avoid this problem.
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