Journal article

Family involvement in managing medications of older patients across transitions of care: a systematic review

Elizabeth Manias, Tracey Bucknall, Carmel Hughes, Christine Jorm, Robyn Woodward-Kron

BMC GERIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: As older patients' health care needs become more complex, they often experience challenges with managing medications across transitions of care. Families play a major role in older patients' lives. To date, there has been no review of the role of families in older people's medication management at transitions of care. This systematic review aimed to examine family involvement in managing older patients' medications across transitions of care. METHODS: Five databases were searched for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods empirical studies involving families of patients aged 65 years and older: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature Complete, Medline, the C..

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