3 edition of Drug prescribing for the elderly found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||[edited by] Harrison G. Bloom, Elizabeth A. Shlom.|
|Contributions||Bloom, Harrison G., Shlom, Elizabeth A.|
|LC Classifications||RC953.7 .D765 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 299 p. :|
|Number of Pages||299|
|LC Control Number||92049540|
Medicare's Uncapped Drug Costs Hit Elderly Hard: Shots - Health News Unlike many private health plans, Medicare has no cap on out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs in . Adverse drug events (ADE): most common medications, Beers criteria, patient risk factors for ADE. Drug – drug interactions (DDI). Drug – disease interactions. Principles of prescribing in the elderly. Preventing polypharmacy. Enhancing medication adherence. Clinical cases.
According to a study, nearly 85 percent of older adults regularly take at least one prescription drug, and nearly 36 percent regularly take at least five different prescription : Cathy Cassata. Prevalence of prescription drug use increases substantially with age. Survey data from – indicate that almost 90% of older adults regularly take at least 1 prescription drug, almost 80% regularly take at least 2 prescription drugs, and 36% take at least 5 prescription drugs ().When over-the-counter and dietary supplements are included, these prevalence rates increase substantially.
POLYPHARMACY IN ELDERLY? •How many meds do the elderly use*: •81% use at least 1 medication •50% use more than 5 medications •46% also use OTCs •Frequency of Adverse Drug Reactions: •Outpatients 10 –35% •Post Discharge –15% •Hospital –% •72% of adverse drug events (ADEs) in primary care andFile Size: 1MB. Prescribing for older people The chronological age of 65 is widely accepted as a definition of an elderly or older person in developed countries. It is recognised that this is somewhat arbitrary and may not be appropriate in all world populations;1 the term ‘elderly’ describes a heterogeneous population in .
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Drug Prescribing for the Elderly Subsequent Edition by Harrison G. Bloom (Editor), Elizabeth A. Shlom (Editor) ISBN Author: Harrison G.
Bloom. Optimization of Drug Prescribing in Elderly (Pharmacology - Research, Safety Testing and Regulation): Medicine & Health Science Books @ Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions and side effects, and advises when to amend doses.
Drug Prescribing for the Elderly. Abstract. Age-related biologic and physiologic changes, the accumulation of multiple pathologic conditions with increasing age and several socioeconomic considerations combine to make drug prescribing for the elderly one of the most challenging tasks in clinical by: 4.
Other issues addressed include prescribing cascades, polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and the need to review all medications used by the elderly patients, with special attention to non.
INTRODUCTION — Optimizing drug therapy is an essential part of caring for an older person. The process of prescribing a medication is complex and includes: deciding that a drug is indicated, choosing the best drug, determining a dose and schedule appropriate for the patient's physiologic status, monitoring for effectiveness and toxicity, educating the patient about expected side effects, and.
Medication Reconciliation. Medication reconciliation is the first step in assisting older adults in the medication management process. Multiple studies have demonstrated discrepancies from 30 percent to 66 percent in what medications were ordered by the prescribing provider and the actual medications the older adult was taking.
16, 48–52 Prescribing providers were often unaware of prescribed Cited by: This third edition of the Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance is based on BNF and BNFC and supersedes the first two editions and their updates.
An app, (Dental Prescribing) was released in and is regularly updated in line with changes to the print editions of the BNF. The most frequent medical intervention performed by a doctor is the writing of a prescription.
Because chronic illness increases with advancing age, older people are more likely to have conditions that require drug treatment. Advanced age, frailty, and increased use of drugs are all factors that contribute to a patient's risk of developing a drug related problem. As many as 28% of hospital Cited by: Summary The second revised edition of a popular practical guide to the prescribing of drugs for the elderly.
Designed to promote a more rational use of drugs, the book emphasizes the many physical and mental conditions associated with aging that must be considered when evaluating symptoms and selecting the most appropriate drug. Dilemmas: Principles of prescribing for elderly people. Several key principles should be considered when prescribing for elderly people.
Quality of life is the most relevant outcome. GPs should manage the whole of their patient's treatment regimen, treating the disease process rather than the symptoms, being cautious before adding a new.
Medication in the elderly-considerations and therapy prescription guidelines. Book. Full-text available. The average number of drugs prescribed by the elderly was In the analysis of. distributed prescription drugs. This increases the probability of drug-drug and drug-alcohol interactions.
Specialization and sub-specialization by physicians have certainly had benefits for many of us, but problems can still arise. The risk of drug-drug inter-actions increases when multiple physicians are prescribing for a person. A national survey from revealed that more than 40% of elderly American adults take five or more medications a day—and that’s at home.
Meantime, drug-related complications have risen steadily. Inthe United States spent $ billion in the management of drug-related problems—$34 billion more than was spent on the drugs.
About a fifth of the population in the United Kingdom is 60 years or older, 1 yet people in this age group receive 59% of dispensed prescriptions and account for more than half of NHS drug costs.
2 Older people often have several coexisting medical problems and take multiple drugs. Increasing age is associated with changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, so prescribing in this age Cited by: International Standard Book Number (Hardback) of The Renal Drug Handbook to set an exceptionally high crossbar.
The book will continue to be available online prescribing for the elderly. Many of these problems can be avoided by careful choice and use of drugs. This Handbook seeks to assist. Drug prescribing for the elderly.
New York: Raven Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Drug prescribing for the elderly. New York: Raven Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Harrison G Bloom; Elizabeth A Shlom.
ous prescription drug coverage and no annual cap to assess drug use differences by subgroups defined by comorbid condi tions (Steinberg et al., ).
Many studies have examined drug use and adherence in subpopulations with specific diseases. A recent study examined the use of inappro priate medications in the elderly (Zhan et al., ).File Size: KB. Introduction. Inappropriate medication use is highly prevalent among elderly patients (age ≥ 65 years).
Certain drugs are considered potentially inappropriate in old age because of the higher risk of intolerance related to adverse pharmacodynamics or pharmacokinetics or drug–disease interactions.
1 Between 25% and 40% of hospital admissions in elderly patients may be linked to drug Cited by: Appropriate prescribing. Elderly patients often receive multiple drugs for their multiple diseases.
This greatly increases the risk of drug interactions as well as adverse reactions, and may affect compliance. The balance of benefit and harm of some medicines may be altered in the elderly.
provides accurate and independent information on more t prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.
This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 4 May ), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4 May ), Wolters Kluwer™.
Prescribing in Elderly People Series co-ordinator Anne Spinewine explains the issues facing older people and physicians to ensure that drug prescribing is appropriate, and discusses common drug-drug interactions that often contribute to inappropriate prescribing in the geriatric setting.MPR provides drug monographs, drug news and E-Prescribing service for healthcare professionals.
Monthly Prescribing Reference provides drug dosing, interactions, recalls and more for medical.