The primary care office is often the setting for medication management and risk-reduction and PCPs frequently reconcile and manage the prescriptions of numerous specialists who see a patient separately. For patients >65, one must consider the necessity of prescribed medications that may contribute to increased fall risk in this age group. Patients themselves may be uncertain of the types of medications they may be taking that potentially put them at increased risk for falls or adverse outcomes of falls. Thus, they may benefit from easily accessible educational materials on commonly-prescribed medications in these categories so that they may work with their physician to make informed decisions on their medication regimens.
New Canaan Primary Care, New Canaan, CT
Fall risk, polypharmacy, TBI, trauma, elderly, sedatives
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Hamze, Mohamad K., "Polypharmacy And Fall Risk Education In Elderly Adults" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 874.