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Helping older people to manage their medicines

Helping older people to manage their medicines

Studies have found that between 40 percent and 75 percent of older people do not take their medications at the right times or in the right amounts. The costs of poor adherence to medication (overdosing and under dosing) can be severe, both to the individual and in terms of potentially avoidable demand on health and social services. Adverse drug events and poor adherence are a common cause of hospitalisation in older people.

Acronym: 
medicine-management
Funding body: 
Scottish Funding Council
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Value: 
£3660
Dates: 
Thu, 10/01/2009 to Thu, 09/30/2010
Project members: 

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