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elderly patients

Ocular surface disease (OSD) and dry eye disease (DED) are very common problems in the elderly, and they both considerably decrease vision-related quality of life.
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey says
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey saysOlder adults in the United States are sicker and more likely to skip treatment than senior patients in 10 other developed countries, according to an international survey by the Commonwealth Fund.
Transplant eligibility issues and drug regimen options raise difficult questions when treating older multiple myeloma patients.
Pharmacist Intervention Helps Elderly Patients
Pharmacist Intervention Helps Elderly Patients A new study shows that a pharmacist-physician team can lower inappropriate drug use.
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3Pharmacy never changes in the final part of our “Best of the 70s” series.
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You Think
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You ThinkWhat problems your older patients are having (and what you can do about it).
Here's how five health plans are successfully approaching palliative care.
Hospice consultation should be a quality metric
Hospice consultation should be a quality metricToo many physicians lack the skills to discuss end-of-life wishes with patients. It is awkward for the doctors to even bring up the topic in certain circumstances. Doctors are trained to save peoples’ lives, not to give up on them. But physicians need to change their mindset.
Keeping seniors healthy and out of institutions
Keeping seniors healthy and out of institutionsIt’s well-established that older adults want to live in their own homes in the community.
Two reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.