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Polypharmacy in elderly patients increases risk of adverse drug events, which can cause health and functional impairment, necessitating considerate medication review. Many patients do not remember the names or doses of their medications when asked in the office. To successfully deprescribe and avoid adverse drug events, we need accurate medication information. By asking elderly patients to bring all of their medications to each visit, we can ensure the most accurate information possible.
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Polypharmacy, Elderly, Medications, Adverse Drug Events, Medication Review, New York
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Maness, Caleb P., "Improving Polypharmacy and Medication Review in the Elderly" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 865.