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Improving the quality and security of drug prescriptions in the elderly

Validation date
September 2014

The objective of this quick reference guide is to define key action plans as well as coordination of care to reduce hospitalizations related to drug prescriptions in elderly.

Key points

  • Identify patients at risk of drug-related problems
  • Review patient disease, co-morbidities and treatments to optimize the drug prescription plan  
  • Provide discharge document including changes in drug prescription plan
  • Secure patient drug management through use of therapeutic educational programs and / or nursing support


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Posted on Oct 28 2014