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|Title:||Prescribing in the elderly.|
|Authors:||Holbeach, Edwina;Yates, Paul|
|Affiliation:||Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation Austin Health/Northern Health, Melbourne, Victoria. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation:||Australian Family Physician; 39(10): 728-33|
|Abstract:||Balancing medication use in the elderly is a complex task, made more difficult by the physiological changes and increased burden of disease seen with aging.This article reviews recent literature and outlines the basic principles and problems of medication use in older people, and provides potential strategies to optimise prescribing.Competing risks and benefits complicate medication use in the elderly. General practitioners need to be aware of these risks and benefits in order to tailor the most appropriate treatment regimen to each individual patient.|
|Internal ID Number:||20890473|
Physician's Practice Patterns
Quality of Health Care
Review Literature as Topic
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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