Medication management at home: medication risk factor prevalence and inter-relationships.
L Sorensen, JA Stokes, DM Purdie, M Woodward, MS Roberts
J Clin Pharm Ther | Published : 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients can have medication-related risk factors associated with poor health outcomes that become evident through visiting them in their homes. These medication-related risk factors may not be apparent in pharmacy and general practitioner (GP) records. The aim was to determine the prevalence and inter-relationships of medication-related risk factors for poor patient health outcomes identifiable through 'in-home' observations. METHODS: The design was a cross-sectional study of 204 general practice patients living in their own homes and at risk of medication-related poor health outcomes. Medication-related risk factors were identified in the patients' homes by commun..View full abstract