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Medication-Related Falls in Older People - Causative Factors and Management Strategies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016) Loot Price: R2,749
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Medication-Related Falls in Older People - Causative Factors and Management Strategies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Allen R...

Medication-Related Falls in Older People - Causative Factors and Management Strategies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)

Allen R Huang, Louise Mallet

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Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient. Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.

General

Imprint: Adis International
Country of origin: Switzerland
Release date: July 2016
First published: 2016
Editors: Allen R Huang • Louise Mallet
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 261
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-32302-2
Categories: Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Geriatric medicine
Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services > General practice
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Pharmacology > General
LSN: 3-319-32302-4
Barcode: 9783319323022

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