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Evaluation of medication management interventions for the elderly.

Authors
  • Wendt, D A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home healthcare nurse
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1998
Volume
16
Issue
9
Pages
612–617
Identifiers
PMID: 9807315
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this integrated literature review (1980-1997) is to describe and summarize specific nursing interventions that have been devised to aid community-dwelling older adults with self-administration of prescribed medications. Interventions that combine patient education with written information or follow-up phone calls produce the most positive results. By using interventions supported by research, nurses will provide more effective and efficient care to older adults managing medications at home.

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