Journal article

Medication management at home: medication-related risk factors associated with poor health outcomes

L Sorensen, JA Stokes, DM Purdie, M Woodward, MS Roberts

Age and Ageing | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Some patients may have medication-related risk factors only identified by home visits, but the extent to which those risk factors are associated with poor health outcomes remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between medication-related risk factors and poor patient health outcomes from observations in the patients' homes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Patients' homes. SUBJECTS: 204 general practice patients living in their own homes and at risk of medication-related poor health outcomes. METHODS: Medications and medication-related risk factors were identified in the patients' homes by community pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs). The medicati..

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