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- `Inappropriate' drugs: Take care in prescribing for older patients. // Geriatrics;Sep94, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p15
Reports on a study by the Victorian Health Department of Melbourne, Australia and the Harvard Medical School on aged Americans who may be receiving at least one hazardous prescription drug. Remarks by Jerry H. Gurwith; Adverse effects of 20 drugs identified as inappropriate for older patients;...
- Prescription spending caps and seniors. // Hospital Home Health;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p142
The article discusses the results of a recently released study by the Rand Corp., which found that many seniors quit taking drugs for chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure when they exceed their drug plan's yearly spending limits.
- Influence of Pedometer Position on Pedometer Accuracy at Various Walking Speeds: A Comparative Study. Ehrler, Frederic; Weber, Chloé; Lovis, Christian // Journal of Medical Internet Research;Oct2016, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p41
Background: Demographic growth in conjunction with the rise of chronic diseases is increasing the pressure on health care systems in most OECD countries. Physical activity is known to be an essential factor in improving or maintaining good health. Walking is especially recommended, as it is an...
- Prevalence of comorbidity of chronic diseases in Australia. Caughey, Gillian E.; Vitry, Agnes I.; Gilbert, Andrew L.; Roughead, Elizabeth E. // BMC Public Health;2008, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p221
Background: The prevalence of comorbidity is high, with 80% of the elderly population having three or more chronic conditions. Comorbidity is associated with a decline in many health outcomes and increases in mortality and use of health care resources. The aim of this study was to identify,...
- (HI-TECH) Center Pushing Solutions for Reducing Medication-Related Errors Among Older Americans. // Aging News Alert;12/25/2009, p5
The article focuses on the initiative of reducing medication-related errors and improving medication to older adults by the nonprofit Center for Technology & Aging. The center also circulated a report titled "Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults," among the members of...
- For the elderly: Avoid overmedication. // Total Health;Jun95, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12
Presents tips to elderly patients to avoid problems caused by the improper use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Prevention of duplication of medicines; Potential adverse effects of medications; Families' role in the care of elderly relative.
- Older patients more likely to die from medication mistakes. // Geriatrics;May2001, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p19
Reports the growing problem of poisoning caused by medication errors among aged patients in the United States. Statistics on poisoning cases between 1998 and 1999; Kinds of therapeutic error; How physicians can help decrease the risk of therapeutic error among elderly patients.
- WARNING TO SENIORS. // Better Nutrition;Jun2004, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p32
In 2000, inappropriate and potentially harmful medications were prescribed to American seniors during visits to doctors 8 percent of the time. One precaution is to tell the doctor everything that is being taken, whether natural or pharmaceutical.
- Clinical Close-Up. Guttman, Cheryl // Geriatrics;Oct2000, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p63
Focuses on the results of a 2000 survey conducted by several United States (U.S.) government agencies regarding the health status, health risks, and health care of older U.S. citizens. Presence of different chronic diseases among aged persons in the U.S.; Quality of health care services for...