Overtreatment in elderly care: ethical considerations

Overtreatment in elderly care: ethical considerations

Authors

  • Rui Santos Cruz 1 Polytechnic of Coimbra, Coimbra Health School (ESTeSC), Portugal
  • Sónia Brito-Costa a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:116:"Polythecnic Institute of Coimbra- Institute of Applied Research (I2a): Center for Development of Human Center (CDPH)";}
  • Bárbara Santa Rosa Institute of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Margarida Silvestre Institute of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Keywords:

Overtreatment; Inappropriate Prescribing; Polypharmacy

Abstract

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11-05-2022

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Overtreatment in elderly care: ethical considerations. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 May 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];93(2):e2022136. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/12855