HMR funding flaws highlighted by widespread drug overuse

New research showing the prevalence of over-complex, potentially harmful medication regimes among older people highlights the dangerous patient outcomes of the current HMR funding and delivery crisis, a leading clinical pharmacist believes.   

A study, published in the journal Patient Education and Counselling, revealed that among a group of 200 US community-dwelling seniors (aged over 70 years), almost half (42.5%) could have more simplified medication regimes.

When analysed by a pharmacist and a physician, 26.5% of the