TITLE

Seniors overmedicalized, experts say

AUTHOR(S)
Glauser, Wendy
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE701
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
67136000

 

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