Keywords: geriatrics, polypharmacy, elderly (PubMed Search)
Here are a few important points to keep in mind when evaluating elderly patients in the ED or when prescribing a new drug:
Pay special attention to medication lists and new prescriptions in the elderly....much more attention than with younger patients!
Samaras N, et al. Older patients in the emergency department: a review. Ann Emerg Med 2010;56:261-269.