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During & After Bed Rest
Elderly Patients Lose Muscle Mass at Three Times the Normal Rate
Preventing the Biggest Cause of Adverse Drug Reactions
A large study with over 30,000 patient-years of observation concluded that 28% of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) were avoidable. Dividing therapy into the acts of prescribing, monitoring, and compliance, researchers showed that more than 58% of the errors leading to ADRs occurred in monitoring and compliance. In short, patients are responsible for many of their own adverse drug reactions.
Taking a Stand Against Falls
It is commonly stated that more than one-third of adults age 65 and older suffer fall injuries. However, even this may understate the prevalence of the problem of fall injuries today.