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Due to the general increased prevalence of chronic diseases and drug use, the elderly are the most vulnerable population group. Several aspects of ageing and geriatric medicine influence drug prescribing for the elderly. As a result, selecting appropriate pharmacotherapy for the elderly becomes a complex and difficult process. Professional errors in prescribing, preparation, dispensing, and administration have been identified as direct causes of preventable adverse events, despite the fact that adverse drug responses are the most common unavoidable adverse events. Let us hear more from Dr. Tushar Shah about reducing medication errors in the elderly.
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