Polypharmacy, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455738687, 9781455744046

Polypharmacy, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Volume 28-2

1st Edition

Authors: Holly Holmes
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455738687
eBook ISBN: 9781455744046
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st May 2012
Page Count: 960

Description

With the use of multiple medications in the elderly patient comes the risk of drug-related problems. This issue covers polypharmacy in the elderly patient with topics that include: The Interplay between Polypharmacy, Geriatric Conditions, and Adverse Drug Reactions, Factors Leading to Excessive Polypharmacy, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Diseases and How They Contribute to Polypharmacy, Polypharmacy in Nursing Home Residents, Psychotropic Polypharmacy, Deprescribing Trials: Methods to Reduce Polypharmacy and the Impact on Prescribing and Clinical Outcomes, Ethical Framework for Medication Discontinuation in Nursing Home Residents with Limited Life Expectancy, Pharmacokinetics in the Elderly and the Interaction with Polypharmacy, Medication Adherence to Multi-drug Regimens, Improvements in Electronic Prescribing to Reduce Inappropriate Medication Use and Polypharmacy, and Tools to Decrease Polypharmacy.


Details

No. of pages:
960
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455744046
Hardcover ISBN:
9781455738687

About the Authors

Holly Holmes Author

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center