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The aim of the project is to evaluate effectiveness of a multidimensional pharmaceutical care plan in improving compliance among elderly polypharmacy users at community pharmacy settings. The specific objective of the project is to determine effects of pharmaceutical care program on medication adherence and persistence among elderly polypharmacy users.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Pharmaceutical care program
Ringkøbing Løve Apotek
Active, not recruiting
Ringkobing Love Apotek
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:14:16-0400
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Usually a written medical and nursing care program designed for a particular patient.
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An organized and comprehensive program of health care that identifies and reduces a woman's reproductive risks before conception through risk assessment, health promotion, and interventions. Preconception care programs may be designed to include the male partner in providing counseling and educational information in preparation for fatherhood, such as genetic counseling and testing, financial and family planning, etc. This concept is different from PRENATAL CARE, which occurs during pregnancy.
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