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Psychotropic Drug Use in Home Health Care: Problems and Directions for Research

Psychotropic Drug Use in Home Health Care: Problems and Directions for Research C H A PT ER 6 Psychotropic Drug Use in Home Health Care: Problems and Directions for Research SARAH MEREDITH & WAYNE A. RAy DEPARTMEN T OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE VANDERBiLT UNIVERSITY ScHOOL OF MWICINE INTRODUCTION Eldecly people receive professional health care in a va riety of settings­ hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, s killed nursing facilities, assisted living complexes and in their own homes. Each setting differs both in terms of the morbidity of the population and the opportunities to improve patient care. Thus, stud ies to define and improve quality of care for o lder people need to take into consideration the setting in which the care is provided. In recent years, there has been growing recogn ition of the clinical and economic consequences of suboptimal pharmacotherapy,I-3 to '.vhich older people are particu larly vulnerable . Inappropriate medication use has been documen ted in the elderly noninstitutiona li zed population,~·5 as well as in long-term cal't!'-1I and inpatient se ttings,'! lead ing to the development of programs to improve the quality and economy of prescribing. Approaches have included prov ider education programs in outpatien t care,B. l4 nursing homes, IS. 16 and hospitals,l7 and a variety of policy changes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics Springer Publishing

Psychotropic Drug Use in Home Health Care: Problems and Directions for Research

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Springer Publishing
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0198-8794
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1944-4036
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10.1891/0198-8794.19.1.96
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C H A PT ER 6 Psychotropic Drug Use in Home Health Care: Problems and Directions for Research SARAH MEREDITH & WAYNE A. RAy DEPARTMEN T OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE VANDERBiLT UNIVERSITY ScHOOL OF MWICINE INTRODUCTION Eldecly people receive professional health care in a va riety of settings­ hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, s killed nursing facilities, assisted living complexes and in their own homes. Each setting differs both in terms of the morbidity of the population and the opportunities to improve patient care. Thus, stud ies to define and improve quality of care for o lder people need to take into consideration the setting in which the care is provided. In recent years, there has been growing recogn ition of the clinical and economic consequences of suboptimal pharmacotherapy,I-3 to '.vhich older people are particu larly vulnerable . Inappropriate medication use has been documen ted in the elderly noninstitutiona li zed population,~·5 as well as in long-term cal't!'-1I and inpatient se ttings,'! lead ing to the development of programs to improve the quality and economy of prescribing. Approaches have included prov ider education programs in outpatien t care,B. l4 nursing homes, IS. 16 and hospitals,l7 and a variety of policy changes

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Annual Review of Gerontology & GeriatricsSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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