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Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts.
BACKGROUND Medication toxic effects and drug-related problems can have profound medical and safety consequences for older adults and economically affect the health care system. The purpose of thisExpand
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Explicit criteria for determining potentially inappropriate medication use by the elderly. An update.
  • M. Beers
  • Medicine
  • Archives of internal medicine
  • 28 July 1997
This study updates and expands explicit criteria defining potentially inappropriate medication use by the elderly. Additional goals were to address whether adverse outcomes were likely to beExpand
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Explicit criteria for determining inappropriate medication use in nursing home residents. UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine.
Increasing attention is being paid to inappropriate medication use in nursing homes. However, criteria defining the appropriate or inappropriate use of medication in this setting are not readilyExpand
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Explicit criteria for determining inappropriate medication use in nursing home residents. UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine.
Increasing attention is being paid to inappropriate medication use in nursing homes. However, criteria defining the appropriate or inappropriate use of medication in this setting are not readilyExpand
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The Merck Manual of Medical Information
For the past twenty years the publishers of THE MERCK MANUAL, one of the most widely used sources of medical information in the world, realised that more and more copies of the guide were beingExpand
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Inappropriate medication prescribing in skilled-nursing facilities.
OBJECTIVE To quantify the appropriateness of medication prescriptions in nursing home residents. DESIGN Prospective, cohort study. SETTING Twelve nursing homes in the greater Los Angeles area. Expand
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Inappropriate medication use in community-residing older persons.
BACKGROUND Elderly patients taking inappropriate drugs are at increased risk for adverse outcomes. We investigated the prevalence of inappropriate drug use and its predisposing factors inExpand
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The Accuracy of Medication Histories in the Hospital Medical Records of Elderly Persons
Medication histories written in medical records are important sources of information for clinicians and researchers. Medication histories in outpatient records are frequently inaccurate; the accuracyExpand
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A randomized trial of a program to reduce the use of psychoactive drugs in nursing homes.
BACKGROUND Although psychoactive medications have substantial side effects in the elderly, these drugs are used frequently in nursing homes. Few interventions have succeeded in changing thisExpand
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Discontinuing Medications: A Novel Approach for Revising the Prescribing Stage of the Medication‐Use Process
Thousands of Americans are injured or die each year from adverse drug reactions, many of which are preventable. The burden of harm conveyed by the use of medications is a significant public healthExpand
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