Effective Medication Management in Older Adults
Poor adherence to treatment regimens has long been recognized as a substantial roadblock to achieving better outcomes for patients. Non-adherence to medications affects the quality and length of life and has been associated with negative health outcomes and increasing healthcare costs. The problem of non-adherence is particularly troublesome in older patients who are affected by multiple chronic diseases and for this reason receive multiple treatments. Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm. D., will address the prevalence of CVD in older adults and the associated multimorbidity and polypharmacy, as well as how physicians are considering deprescribing in light of patient-centered decision-making, and will provide strategies to improve medication adherence in older patients.
Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, General Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Urologists, Gynecologists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and Hospitalists.
- Discuss the prevalence of CVD in older adults and the associated multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
- Describe the burden of medication-taking and the place for deprescribing in light of patient-centered decision-making.
- Apply strategies to improve medication adherence in older patient.
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., FAHA, FACC, FCCP
Associate Professor and University Term Professor
Dept. of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics
University of Florida
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Marcus St. John, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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