Why is medicines optimisation vital for older people with frailty?
Sue Lyne Nurse consultant, Frailty and older people, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Ceri McEwan Medicines optimisation pharmacist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Medicines optimisation can help ensure polypharmacy is appropriate, the best outcomes are achieved, waste is reduced and safety improved
One quarter of people aged over 60 have two or more long-term conditions including frailty (National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 2016).
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