Quality use of medicines & older people

Quality use of medicines & older people

Address: University of Sydney, Concord Medical Education Centre, NSW
B26, Gate 3, Concord Hospital
Hospital Rd, Concord NSW
Date: Friday 30 August
Organiser(s): Australian Association of Gerontology
Time: 9am - 2:40pm
Registration Fee: $100
Speakers: Professor Andrew McLachlan and Professor David Le Couter
Additional Information: There is no doubt that older people stand to benefit from appropriately prescribed and monitored medications. But with up to 40% of older Australians taking five or more medications, medicine-related problems are very common.

A particularly vulnerable group of older Australians are those living in residential aged care facilities. Far too many are prescribed psychotropic medications which cause a host of problems, including falls, incontinence and even premature
death.

In this seminar you will hear from some of Australias leading clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and consumer representatives in the area of older people and medicines.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Janet Gilchrist
Ph: 9767 7158
Email: janet.gilchrist@sydney.edu.au

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