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The spatial dimensions of medication management by home-dwelling older adults after hospital discharge

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Roux Pauline, Verloo Henk, Santiago-Delefosse Marie, Pereira Filipa,
Project Optimising medication management for polymedicated home-dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions - ME@home
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Health & Place
Volume (Issue) 60
Page(s) 102230 - 102230
Title of proceedings Health & Place
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102230

Abstract

Ageing populations with multiple chronic conditions challenge low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Older adults frequently depend on complex medication regimens and polypharmacy, both of which can lead to potentially devastating and debilitating medication-related problems and to subsequent far-reaching public health, social, and economic effects. This perspectives article provides an overview of the current state of medication management, reflects on its relevance among polymedicated home-dwelling older adults living with multiple chronic conditions, and proposes patient-centered approaches for optimizing medication management and preventing medication-related problems.
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