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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
LYRA JUNIOR, Divaldo Pereira de et al. Pharmacotherapy in the elderly: a review about the multidisciplinary team approach in systemic arterial hypertension control. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.3, pp. 435-441. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692006000300019.
The greater prevalence of chronic diseases like systemic arterial hypertension among elderly people results in an increase of drugs use. Therefore, the incidence of a lot of drug-related problems (DRP) rises, and this leads to many health problems in the population. Based on literature, authors emphasize the multidisciplinary team approach (physicians, nurses and pharmacists) to activities directly related with pharmacotherapy for hypertension, granting elderly persons a better comprehension about taking care of their own health, to reduce DRP and achieve satisfactory adherence.
Keywords : aging health; hypertension; drug utilization; patient care team; nursing.