Clinical Observations in Geriatrics
Published: 2017-06-15

Sensible prescribing for older adults: illustrated cases

Department of Internal Medicine, RIPAS Hospital, Jalan Putera Al-Muhtadee Billah, Brunei Darussalam
Geriatrics Drug information Medication safety Pharmacy education

Abstract

Older adults are especially vulnerable to adverse drug events leading to emergency hospitalisations. Clinicians
should aim to ensure the maximum benefit from medications and few adverse effects by avoiding excessive,
inappropriate or inadequate prescribing. Sensible prescribing for older people requires knowledge of guideline
based therapy, principles of safe prescribing, drug interactions and checking patient compliance in taking
medications correctly. Real case examples are provided here to allow application of these principles and to
highlight several important points in sensible prescribing for older people.

Affiliations

S.P. Teo

Department of Internal Medicine, RIPAS Hospital, Jalan Putera Al-Muhtadee Billah, Brunei Darussalam

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2017

How to Cite

[1]
Teo, S. 2017. Sensible prescribing for older adults: illustrated cases. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 65, 2 (Jun. 2017), 130-133.
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