From this module you will learn:
- Why older adults should be considered a special patient group
- General principles that can be applied when prescribing or reviewing medicines use for this group
- How to identify problem medicines in older adults
- How to optimise the use of medicines for these patients
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Demographic changes and an ageing population are key considerations for the government and healthcare professionals when planning effective health services.
As discussed in the previous Update module, individuals over the age of 65 have a higher prevalence of long-term conditions and undergo a range of changes due to the ageing process. In addition, they are likely