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Pharmacologic issues in geriatric emergency medicine.

Authors
  • Blanda, Michelle P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
24
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 16584966
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The challenge for the practitioner is to balance incomplete evidence about efficacy of medications in frail older people against the problems related to adverse drug reactions without denying people potentially valuable pharmacotherapeutic interventions. Prescribers need to be diligent in reviewing medications periodically as well as when new medications are being considered. Review of updated explicit criteria is essential to understand and prescribe appropriately in this special population.

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