This module will look at the benefit of a home medicines review for older people, including medicines optimisation and helping to avoid adverse drug events and non-adherence.
- Be able to describe the different factors that impact on medicines optimisation
- Recognise that being housebound can result in poor engagement with prescribers and dispensers
- Appreciate that polypharmacy increases non-adherence and is the biggest risk for adverse drug events.
Contributing author: Lelly Oboh, consultant pharmacist in care of older people.