Enhancing Medication Management Through the Use of Clinical Decision Support Software Platforms
By Dorothy Keine, Mark Zelek, John Q. Walker, Marwan N. Sabbagh
Polypharmacy is a growing problem in the United States. The use of multiple medications increases the likelihood that a patient will experience potential drug interactions and adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Those individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are at greater risk, due to age, comorbidities, and an increased likelihood of being on a greater number of neuroactive medications.
The results of this work show that older populations have a high medication burden. With the growing elderly and AD populations, medication management for polypharmacy is a need that grows direr every year. uMH’s platform was able to identify a multitude of polypharmacy problems that individuals are currently facing.
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