Healthcare system intervention for safer use of medicines in elderly patients in primary care-a qualitative study of the participants' perceptions of self-assessment, peer review, feedback and agreement for change.

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Abstract

The elderly population is increasing and with advanced age comes a higher risk for contracting diseases and excessive medicine use. Polypharmacy can lead to drug-related problems and an increased need of health care. More needs to be done to help overcome these problems. In order for new models to be successful and possible to implement in health care they have to be accepted by caregivers. The aim of this study was to evaluate participants' perceptions of the SÄKLÄK project, which aims to enhance medication safety, especially for elderly patients, in primary care.

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  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Original languageEnglish
Article number117
JournalBMC Family Practice
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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