Drug-related problems in the elderly

  • Authors
  • Patrik Midlöv
  • Tommy Eriksson
  • Annika Kragh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 1-7
  3. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 9-19
  4. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 21-35
  5. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 37-47
  6. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 49-78
  7. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 79-89
  8. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 91-100
  9. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 101-110
  10. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 111-118
  11. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 119-127
  12. Patrik Midlöv, Tommy Eriksson, Annika Kragh
    Pages 129-132
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book

Introduction

Drug-related problems in the elderly is intended to serve as a source of information and clinical support in geriatric pharmacotherapy for students as well as all health care professionals, e.g. physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy is of great importance to all mankind. Drugs are however powerful and must be handled appropriately. This is especially important for elderly patients. Drug-related problem is not a major subject in most university programmes in medicine or pharmacy. When there is no speci c course, there is often no book covering the topic. In our view, as teachers at various university courses, there has been a shortage of literature that re ects the most important aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. Medical practitioners, nurses and pharmacists, need to have this knowledge to be able to serve their patients in the best way. This book covers most aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. With b- ter knowledge of drug-related dif culties and risks we hope that elderly will have fewer drug-related problems and bene t more from their pharmacotherapy.

Keywords

Adverse Drug Reactions Drug-related problems Elderly Inappropriate drugs Medication Errors age intervention

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2446-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2445-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2446-6
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