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Overmedication (Older People)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the overmedication of older people in NHS hospitals. [109001]

No information is available at national level about overmedication in national health service hospitals. Implementation of the medicines management supplement of the older people's national service framework will ensure the best use of medicine for older people and will, therefore, prevent overmedication.