The share of the Medicare population over 75 is growing. And with it, inpatient care will shift from procedural needs to less profitable, more complex medical needs—increasing margin pressure on acute care provider organizations. In addition, geriatric patients tend to require outpatient care from multiple specialists for a variety of chronic and acute conditions.
Caring for these patients will stress provider capabilities and health system bottom lines. The good news? Pharmacists are well positioned to help.