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Seniors Need More Medication Reviews

December 12, 2019 / MICHAEL BOIVIN

It has been a busy week for studies focusing on complex care in older adults.  Two new studies provided some insight on the amount of medications older adults use, and the problems they are having with these medications.  Here are links to the articles: Polypharmacy and Pharmacological Treatment of Diabetes in Older Individuals: A Population-Based Study in Quebec, Canada (Open Access) Longitudinal Investigation of Older Adults’ Ability to Self‐Manage Complex Drug Regimens (Behind a pay wall) Let’s review some of the information in both of these articles and why they support more medication reviews in older adults.