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Polypharmacy and Symptom Management in Older Adults

Cheryl Lacasse
CJON 2011, 15(1), 27-30 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.27-30

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the 2010 Oncology Nursing Society book, A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management (pp. 1-14), edited by Carlton Brown, RN, PhD, AOCN®.

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