Dr. Marcum has been a faculty member in the UW Department of Pharmacy since 2015. He is an investigator on federally funded research grants and is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. He has received an American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award. Previously, he completed a two-year fellowship in geriatric pharmacotherapy research at the University of Pittsburgh and a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
Describe the factors that increase the risk of medication-related falls in older adults.
List the most common medications and medication classes associated with falls in older adults.
Suggest areas for future research to improve the management of medication-related falls in older adults.
[From the Winter 2016 Geriatric Healthcare Series]