Small Fix Could Yield Big Benefits by Reducing Falls in Hospitalized Seniors

June 24, 2015

Rebecca Salbu, Pharm.D., CGP, an associate professor at Touro College of Pharmacy, lead a new study about the connection between falls in older patients and the medications they take . According to research presented at Touro College Research Day, a simple change to a hospital’s drug ordering system reduces the risk that older people will receive dangerously high doses of medication. Some drugs are not recommended for older people at all because they can increase the risk of falls, while others need to be given at lower doses in order to be safe.

Source: 5 Towns Jewish Times