Inappropriate Drug Prescribing in Older Adults: How to Reduce It?

  • Mirko Petrovich Department of Geriatrics, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

Because older patients are more vulnerable to adverse drug-related events, there is a need to ensure appropriate pharmacotherapy in these patients. Screening to identify older patients at risk of drug-related problems (DRP) and adverse drug reactions (ADR) is the first critical step within a multistep approach to geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Published: 2015-09-30

Issue: Vol 2, Sup 1 (2015) (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
Petrovich, M. (2015). Inappropriate Drug Prescribing in Older Adults: How to Reduce It?. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_S1SP01