Improve adherence to guideline medications in older patients who have undergone coronary bypass surgery
Older patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may be under-prescribed appropriate guideline medications or may be non-adherent to treatment, leading to increases in morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. A number of interventions may improve adherence to medication guidelines in the hospital, post-discharge and over the longer term.
Specific challenges in the elderly
difficulties in hearing and comprehending physician instructions;
problems in remembering discussions about treatments because of cognitive impairment;
poor management of the administration of multiple medications with complex...
KeywordsCoronary Artery Bypass Grafting Acute Myocardial Infarction Medication Adherence Home Blood Pressure Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patient
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