Principles of Pharmacology
Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Pharmacology; Aged; Drug Therapy; Geriatrics
Health Services Research | Primary Care
Summary: The proper use of medications represents one of the most crucial ways in which the practice of geriatric medicine differs from conventional medical care. Pharmacotherapy is probably the singly most important medical intervention in the care of elderly patients, and its appropriate implementation requires a special understanding of the unique pharmacologic properties of drugs in this population, as well as a grasp of the clinical, epidemiologic, sociocultural, economic, and regulatory aspects of medication use in aging.
Citation: Avorn J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Principles of Geriatric Pharmacology. In: Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence Based Approach, Fourth Edition. Cassel, Cohen, Larson, Meier, Resnick, Rubenstein, Sorense, eds: Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003.
Avorn, Jerry; Gurwitz, Jerry H.; and Rochon, Paula A., "Principles of Pharmacology" (2003). Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations. 333.