Safe prescribing for the elderly
NLM Title Abbreviation
The Nurse practitioner
DOI of Published Version
Prescribing for older adults is a complex and high-risk process. Age-related changes produce differences in the way lderly patients respond to and process medication. This article discusses age-related changes, common problems that increase risk for older adults, strategies for improving adherence, and models for safe and effective prescribing.
Aged, Aging/physiology, Geriatric Nursing/standards, Humans, Medication Adherence, Models, Nursing, Nurse's Practice Patterns/standards, Nursing Methodology Research, Patient Safety, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Prescription Drugs/adverse effects/pharmacokinetics, Risk Factors
Published Article/Book Citation
The Nurse practitioner, 36:12 (2011) pp.47-52. DOI:10.1097/01.NPR.0000407605.53599.a6.