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  • New medication plan to promote patient safety for the elderly

    Older persons with polypharmacy are at increased risk of harm from medications, and this issue is a global patient safety challenge. Harm may arise at all stages of medication use and may cause hospital admission, additional resource utilization and lower patient satisfaction. Older persons' participation in their own care may increase patient safety. New research from Jönköping University has taken a closer look at this and, among other things, has produced a prototype for a new medication plan.