Exploring medication risk among older residents in supported residential services: A cross-sectional study

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Abstract

Older residents in supported residential services (SRS) are often on multiple medications and may be at risk of medication misadventure. Their medication risk and uptake of medication reviews by pharmacists has not been investigated. Aim: To investigate medication use, risk factors for medication misadventure and uptake of home medicines review (HMR) among older residents in SRS. Method: A pre-piloted postal survey was distributed to 361 residents from 14 SRS in Victoria. The questionnaire included validated items on medication risk, medication use, health information and uptake of HMR. The questionnaire was completed by residents, SRS care staff or family members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98 - 101
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Volume41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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