Fabíola Giordani Cano

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BACKGROUND Inappropriate medication use (IMU) by elderly people is a public health problem associated with adverse effects on health. There are a number of methods for identifying IMU, some involving clinical judgment and others, consensually generated lists of drugs to be avoided. This review aims to describe studies that used information from insurance(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate studies on the occurrence of adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitals in order to learn about their frequency and characteristics, comparing the methods for identifying them and the various definitions. A search was conducted on MEDLINE and identified studies published from 2000 to 2009. Inclusion criteria were:(More)
s excluded? The authors state that the axes of the search equation were “population, intervention and outcome” yet none of the search terms pertain to intervention or outcomes. The authors do not present any results that pertain to the use of inappropriate prescribing criteria as an intervention or on the outcomes of using such drugs. It would appear that(More)
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