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Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community

[Objective] A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate a systematic intervention to improve medication safety among elderly people in the community. [Methods] 150 community elderly patients with chronic diseases were randomly selected and divided into intervention group and control group. In addition to conventional medication safety guidance methods, multidisciplinary team cooperation mode was added to the intervention group. After 2 months of intervention, the knowledge, belief and practice of elderly patients with chronic diseases in the two groups were compared and analyzed. [Results]After intervention, inter-group and intra-group comparison of the intervention results showed that the total scores of knowledge, attitude and behavior KAP of the elderly with chronic diseases in the intervention group were higher than those in the control group, with statistical significance (p < 0.05), and the overall drug safety of the elderly in the community increased from a low level (47.3%) before intervention to a high level (95.8%) after intervention.. [Conclusion] The overall level of medication safety of the elderly in the chronic disease clinic of a town health center in Zhuhai is low. The drug safety guidance program of multidisciplinary team cooperation can effectively improve the medication safety of the elderly with chronic diseases in the community, and has a wide popularization.

Multidisciplinary Team, Chronic Disease, Old People Medication Safety

Mingzhu Yang, Xuefen Zhou, Qiao Ye, Linli Zhou, Xiaobin Liu, et al. (2023). Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community. American Journal of Nursing Science, 12(2), 50-55.

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