What is it about?
Taking medication can get complicated as a result of many different instructions and formulations. There was no tool to help health professionals simplify medication regimens. We developed and tested such a tool. Testing showed it can help identify opportunities for simplification without changing the goal of the regimen.
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Why is it important?
When people move into aged care, their complex medication regimens become not only a burden for themselves - they also become a burden for aged care staff giving the medications. Quality of life, time, and opportunity for leisure or clinical care activities may be compromised. Giving health professionals a tool will empower them to simplify medication regimens.
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This page is a summary of: Development and validation of the Medication Regimen Simplification Guide for Residential Aged CarE (MRS GRACE), Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/cia.s158417.
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