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Prescribing Quality in Older Adults


Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD

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.

University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that increase the risk of medication non-adherence in older adults.
  • Identify health policy initiatives, including quality measures, related to medication adherence in older adults.
  • Suggest areas for future research to improve medication adherence in older adults.

[From the Winter 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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