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During “Senior Week,” 144,000 Elderly Swedish Adults Received Free Medication Review

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Sweden

Country Correspondent: Roosa Tikkanen

The Swedish Pharmaceutical Association's annual "Senior Week" (Seniorveckan) in April aimed to raise awareness of safe medication use among elderly patients taking multiple medications. This year, Electronic Expert Support (EES) checks were offered free to all patients age 75 and older, with more than 144,000 patients at 1,400 pharmacies across the country receiving them. The EES uses information from the electronic patient record to check for drug interactions, unsafe drugs, and dosage mistakes. It is offered at all community pharmacies across Sweden. The use of EES checks increased from 950,000 in 2016 to 2.5 million in 2017.

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Publication Date: August 15, 2018