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Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs): Application to the geriatric community

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S. Edirisinghe, B. T. Raimi-Abraham, J. F M Gilmartin, M. Orlu-Gul

Original languageEnglish
Article number495
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
Published1 Feb 2015

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The high prevalence of co-morbidities in older people gives rise to an increasing number of prescribed medicine increasing the complexity of medicine management.Multi-compartment compliance aids and dispensing systems have the potential to organize the daily life of an older person. Various features of currently available compliance aids (such as multi-compartment design or an automated reminder function) have proved successful in assisting older patients to take their medication. This in turn enables them to manage their own often-complex drug regimens. Further investigations and collaborations between healthcare professionals, patients and carers are required for validated and effective use of compliance aids.

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