Seniors overmedicalized, experts say

Glauser, Wendy
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE701
Academic Journal
The article focuses on factors which are contributing to the overmedicalization of seniors in Canada. Experts mention that desire of many patients for pharmaceutical solutions to prolong life or improve sexual performance, drugging seniors to make them manageable in health facilities. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reports that in 2010, 13 percent of senior took five or more prescriptions and experienced a side effect that caused them to seek further health care services.


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