Special Issue "Drug-Related Problems in Elderly Patients"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2020).
Interests: clinical pharmacy; drug-related problems; elderly; drug utilization research
Interests: drug-related problems; clinical pharmacy; medication adherence; drug utilization research; health technology assessment
Drug-related problems are common especially among the elderly and cause death and morbidity, reduce the quality of life, and increase healthcare costs. Adverse drug events, under-treatment, medication errors, adherence problems, and potentially inappropriate medications are all examples of drug-related problems. Through research on problems surrounding drug treatment and on ways to improve and optimize drug treatment in the elderly, we can hopefully contribute to the safe and effective use of drugs by this group of patients.
This Special Issue will focus on drug-related problems among the elderly. We invite you to submit manuscripts related to this topic. We welcome research that investigates strategies addressing drug-related problems and examines the prevalence and preventability of drug-related problems or their consequences.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Assoc. Prof. Maria Gustafsson
Dr. Maria Sjölander
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Drug-related problems
- Medication safety
- Medication-related problems
- Drug utilization
- Pharmacy practice