Polypharmacy among home-dwelling older adults : the urgent need for an evidence-based medication management model

Pereira, Filipa (School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Sion, Switzerland ; Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal) ; von Gunten, Armin (Service of Old Age Psychiatry, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland) ; Rosselet Amoussou, Joëlle (Psychiatry Library, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland) ; De Giorgi Salamun, Isabella (Service of Pharmacy, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland) ; Martins, Maria Manuela (Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal ; Higher School of Nursing of Porto, Portugal) ; Verloo, Henk (School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Sion, Switzerland ; Service of Old Age Psychiatry, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland)

Ageing populations with multiple chronic conditions challenge low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Older adults frequently depend on complex medication regimens and polypharmacy, both of which can lead to potentially devastating and debilitating medication-related problems and to subsequent far-reaching public health, social, and economic effects. This perspectives article provides an overview of the current state of medication management, reflects on its relevance among polymedicated home-dwelling older adults living with multiple chronic conditions, and proposes patient-centered approaches for optimizing medication management and preventing medication-related problems.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
School:
HEdS-VS
Institute:
Institut Santé
Date:
2019-12
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Patient Preference and Adherence
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 13, pp. 2137‑2143
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ISSN:
1177-889X
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