Prescription training is shown to be beneficial in helping doctors with prescribing medications for elderly patients.
Wired PR News – New studies show that utilizing training tools can help improve the process of doctors in prescribing medications for elderly patients. As reported by HealthDay News, training programs for doctors that focus on challenges faced by patients including keeping up with dosing, multiple prescriptions, or financial, mental or physical barriers can help them better identify ways to eliminate errors or overcome challenges that can be damaging to the health of patients when prescribing.
Dr. Lynsey Brandt with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is quoted in the report as stating in a press release of the American Geriatrics Society, “Although fundamentals of pharmacology are taught in medical school, it is during residency that one’s prescribing practices are developed. Our hope is that by using a more deliberate approach to prescribing, we can teach doctors habits that result in more safe and sensible care for their vulnerable patients.”
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