Unnecessary Medications for Dementia Patients

The CMS Manual Systems section F329 states “Each resident’s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.” Despite this regulatory statement, studies have found that as many at 53% of dementia patients took at least 1 unnecessary medication. This percentage increases as the patient transitions into hospice care where the goal is patient comfort. The [...]

By | 2018-01-04T19:41:51+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Pharmacist Corner|0 Comments