If you have an elderly relative under hospital care, you may want to find out how his medications are being administered - a little thing like a crushed pill could threaten his life.
Older people make up 20% of the population, but they take roughly 50% of prescribed medicines nationwide. Your parents or grandparents are likely to have regular prescription regimens, and if they are admitted to hospital wards, nurses will likely take over their daily dosages. But if your loved one has trouble swallowing, the pills may be crushed or added to food, upping the chances that your relative will suffer a prescription medication dosage error.
A recent study found that patients who have difficulty swallowing might suffer overdoses due to:
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