Medications and Older Adults
Medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, and a critical subgroup of these errors is that of patients who are harmed by pharmaceuticals that are intended to help them. Some of these mistakes occur in a hospital or other facility, yet a significant number take place at home. Elderly patients who could have limited resources, multiple diagnoses, numerous medications, and failing sensory or cognitive abilities may become confused regarding their drug regimen. They could accidentally take too much, too little, or none at all.
Justin T. Houser - Larkin University College of Pharmacy
Nicole DeLalla - Palm Beach Atlantic College of Pharmacy