Tag: medication management therapy

1.1 Million 50+ Taken to ED for Adverse Medication Reactions

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. Their latest report in February focused on Emergency Department visits that involve adverse reactions to medications among older adults in 2008. In 2008, an estimated 1.1 million...

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Third of Home Care Staff Make Medication Errors – What You Can Do

A Northwestern University study has shown that more than one-third of paid home care staff had difficulty reading and understanding health-related information and directions. Sixty percent made errors when sorting medications into pillboxes. Nearly 100 paid, non-family caregivers were recruited in the Chicago area and their health literacy levels and...

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