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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Polypharmacy" the newest buzz word

Move over “aging in place” and make room for “poly-pharmacy” the newest buzz word/phrase in the senior services industry. Poly-pharmacy generally refers to the use of multiple medications by a patient often when they are not clinically warranted.

Hospitals nationwide have established requirements that a total identification of all medications taken by a patient be completed and analyzed before admission, and that all prescriptions be written by a hospitalist and fulfilled at a single pharmacy. A hospital discharge planning team is now mandated to review all medications with the patient before discharge to home.

To address this growing concern especially among the elderly and their families, Aging with Grace is offering the RxGuardian, a free service to help identify potential drug interactions, allergic reactions and possible drug efficacy. The following article highlights this growing problem…read more

1 comment:

  1. Carol Wegman, LAMay 21, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    I was amazed to learn how many of my medications had additional instructions that I was never aware of. The RX Guardian is amazing.

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