November 2010 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: Michael A. Steinman, MD
Article: "Managing Medications in Clinically Complex Elders"
A systematic approach to approaching prescribing is essential.
An essential first step is to know what medications the patient is actually taking right now, and to clarify what goals you are trying to achieve by prescribing drugs.
- It is critical to individualize care based on what benefits and harms a patient is actually experiencing from their drugs.