Adverse drug reactions in an elderly outpatient population.

  title={Adverse drug reactions in an elderly outpatient population.},
  author={J. K. Schneider and Lorraine C. Mion and J Dermot Frengley},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  volume={49 1},
The prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in elderly outpatients was investigated, along with factors that might be associated with their occurrence. The medical records of elderly patients attending an interdisciplinary geriatric clinic and a general medical clinic during 1988 were audited to collect a variety of demographic and treatment data and to detect documentation of first-time ADRs. Subjects were classified as having had an ADR if a physician documented this or if a relevant… CONTINUE READING

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