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“Don’t forget to take your medicine!” Improving the use of medicine by elderly patients in the region of Madrid


The overall aim of the programme is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents over 75 years of age who live in the Madrid region and have to take more than 6 different medicines on a permanent basis. In particular, this implies the following objectives:

  • To identify and solve problems arising from use of multiple medications;

  • To influence patients to take their prescribed medication according to the right schedule; and

  • To get patients to pursue the full therapies related to their use of multiple prescriptions.

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Encarnación Cruz Martos
Subdirectora de C. de Farmacia y P.S.
D.G. de Gestión Económica y de Compras de Productos Sanitarios y Farmacéuticos
Servicio Madrileño de Salud. Consejería de Sanidad


Phone: 00 34 91 426 9917/9902

Fernando Gil and Salvador Parrado wrote this case study for Governance International on 28 August 2012.

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