Author in the Room: Managing Medications in Clinically Complex Elders

November 2010 Author in the Room® Teleconference


Author: Michael A. Steinman, MD


Article: "Managing Medications in Clinically Complex Elders"


Summary Points:

  • 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.​
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