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Medication compliance and the aged: An educational challenge

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The aged are major consumers of prescription medications. Physiological changes and multiple prescription regimens coupled with an increased incidence of chronic disease increases the likelihood of adverse drug reactions. This paper outlines some of the research related to noncompliance of prescription medication and identifies some educational interventions guidelines for health care professionals.

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Publication
Educational Gerontology, 10, 307-315
Language: English
Date: 1984
Keywords
Medication compliance, older adults, Adverse drug reactions, Health care professionals, elderly