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Better drug knowledge with fewer drugs, both in the young and the old

(2011) ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 66(5). p.367-370
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Little is known about drug knowledge of patients, which is relevant for both the compliance and quality of pharmacotherapy. Drug knowledge was quantified in 160 patients in the outpatient clinics of the departments of Internal and Geriatric Medicine. Medication knowledge was generally poor, especially among older patients. Better knowledge was associated with the use of fewer drugs. Caregivers of dementia patients performed as well as younger patients, indicating that older people can perform well, if well-instructed.
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ELDERLY POPULATION, RISK-FACTORS, PEOPLE, MEDICATION, Patient knowledge, HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT VISITS, drugs, NETHERLANDS, older adults, FALLS, NONCOMPLIANCE, patient education, ADULTS, polypharmacy

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Hartholt, Klaas A, Josephine J Val, Caspar WN Looman, Mirko Petrovic, Agnes Schakel, and Tischa JM van der Cammen. 2011. “Better Drug Knowledge with Fewer Drugs, Both in the Young and the Old.” Acta Clinica Belgica 66 (5): 367–370.
APA
Hartholt, K. A., Val, J. J., Looman, C. W., Petrovic, M., Schakel, A., & van der Cammen, T. J. (2011). Better drug knowledge with fewer drugs, both in the young and the old. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 66(5), 367–370.
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Hartholt KA, Val JJ, Looman CW, Petrovic M, Schakel A, van der Cammen TJ. Better drug knowledge with fewer drugs, both in the young and the old. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 2011;66(5):367–70.
MLA
Hartholt, Klaas A, Josephine J Val, Caspar WN Looman, et al. “Better Drug Knowledge with Fewer Drugs, Both in the Young and the Old.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA 66.5 (2011): 367–370. Print.
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  abstract     = {Little is known about drug knowledge of patients, which is relevant for both the compliance and quality of pharmacotherapy. Drug knowledge was quantified in 160 patients in the outpatient clinics of the departments of Internal and Geriatric Medicine. Medication knowledge was generally poor, especially among older patients. Better knowledge was associated with the use of fewer drugs. Caregivers of dementia patients performed as well as younger patients, indicating that older people can perform well, if well-instructed.},
  author       = {Hartholt, Klaas A and Val, Josephine J and Looman, Caspar WN and Petrovic, Mirko and Schakel, Agnes and van der Cammen, Tischa JM},
  issn         = {0001-5512},
  journal      = {ACTA CLINICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {ELDERLY POPULATION,RISK-FACTORS,PEOPLE,MEDICATION,Patient knowledge,HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS,EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT VISITS,drugs,NETHERLANDS,older adults,FALLS,NONCOMPLIANCE,patient education,ADULTS,polypharmacy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {367--370},
  title        = {Better drug knowledge with fewer drugs, both in the young and the old},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/ACB.66.5.2062588},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2011},
}

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