Optimization of Drug Prescription and Medication Management in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease

Nanette K. Wenger, Caroline Lloyd Doherty, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Glenn A. Hirsch, Holly M. Holmes, Matthew S. Maurer, Michael Murray

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease increases incrementally with age and elderly patients concomitantly sustain multimorbidities, with resultant prescription of multiple medications. Despite conforming with disease-specific cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines, this polypharmacy predisposes many elderly individuals with cardiovascular disease to adverse drug events and non-adherence. Patient-centered care requires that the clinician explore with each patient his or her goals of care and that this shared decision-making constitutes the basis for optimization of medication management. This approach to aligning therapies with patient preferences is likely to promote patient satisfaction, to limit morbidity, and to favorably affect healthcare costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalDrugs and Aging
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 6 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Drug Prescriptions
Cardiovascular Diseases
Patient Care Planning
Polypharmacy
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Preference
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Patient Satisfaction
Practice Guidelines
Health Care Costs
Prescriptions
Comorbidity
Decision Making
Morbidity
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Wenger, N. K., Doherty, C. L., Gurwitz, J. H., Hirsch, G. A., Holmes, H. M., Maurer, M. S., & Murray, M. (Accepted/In press). Optimization of Drug Prescription and Medication Management in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. Drugs and Aging, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40266-017-0494-2

Optimization of Drug Prescription and Medication Management in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. / Wenger, Nanette K.; Doherty, Caroline Lloyd; Gurwitz, Jerry H.; Hirsch, Glenn A.; Holmes, Holly M.; Maurer, Matthew S.; Murray, Michael.

In: Drugs and Aging, 06.11.2017, p. 1-8.

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Wenger, Nanette K. ; Doherty, Caroline Lloyd ; Gurwitz, Jerry H. ; Hirsch, Glenn A. ; Holmes, Holly M. ; Maurer, Matthew S. ; Murray, Michael. / Optimization of Drug Prescription and Medication Management in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. In: Drugs and Aging. 2017 ; pp. 1-8.
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