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OBJECTIVES Nursing home residents (NHRs) are frequently suffering from multimorbidity, functional and cognitive impairment, often leading to hospital admissions. Studies have found that male NHRs are more often hospitalised. The influence of age is inconclusive. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology of hospitalisations in NHRs, particularly focusing on(More)
OBJECTIVES Renal insufficiency is common among older patients and, accordingly, renally excreted drugs may require an adjustment in dosage for them. Rates of non-adherence to renal dosing guidelines range from 19% to 70% across all settings, with the highest rate occurring in outpatient care. However, there is a paucity of research in this field. The main(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined hospitalization rates for nursing home residents before and after their entry to the home, stratified by sex and age. STUDY DESIGN A cohort study was conducted using data from a large health insurance fund on 127,227 residents aged 65 years and over newly admitted to a nursing home between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014. (More)
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia often lead to the prescription of antipsychotics, especially in nursing homes, but their use remains controversial. This study aimed to assess antipsychotic drug use in residents with dementia compared with those without dementia. Data were obtained through the cross-sectional 'inappropriate medication in(More)
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