Drugs and the elderly. The nature of the problem

J. Crooks, A. M.M. Shepherd, I. H. Stevenson

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Surveying the problems related to drug treatment in the elderly, the author recognizes 3 contributory factors: inappropriate drug ingestion, multiple drug prescription and poor drug compliance. As far as drug response is concerned, the authors list altered drug handling of the elderly body, altered tissue sensitivity and impaired homeostatic mechanism. In this article the whole problem is well discussed and explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Bulletin
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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