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Medication-Related Falls in Older People: Causative Factors and Management Strategies (Hardback)
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Medication-Related Falls in Older People: Causative Factors and Management Strategies (Hardback)

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Hardback 261 Pages / Published: 02/08/2016
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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.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319323022
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 5817 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book summarizes the current knowledge and research evidence about the potentially detrimental effects of medications on fall risk. ... The book is appropriate for a wide range of audiences interested in the care of older adults, from healthcare providers and researchers to policy makers and family members. ... This is useful as a reference for practitioners caring for older adults and concerned about fall risk and prevention, particularly related to commonly prescribed medications in this population." (Lorraine J. Phillips, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)

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