Adverse drug reactions related to hospital admission in Slovak elderly patients.

@article{Wawruch2009AdverseDR,
  title={Adverse drug reactions related to hospital admission in Slovak elderly patients.},
  author={Martin Wawruch and Martina Zikavska and Ladislava Ws{\'o}lov{\'a} and Magdal{\'e}na Ku{\vz}elov{\'a} and Katarina Kahayova and Kamil Strateny and Viera Kristov{\'a}},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={186-90}
}
The aims of the present study were: to evaluate the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) leading to hospitalization in elderly patients; to analyze the drugs which have been identified as having causal relationship with ADRs and to identify risk factors which predispose the patient to such ADRs. The study has been performed in 600 patients aged> or =65 years, hospitalized in a general hospital between 1 December 2003 and 31 March 2005. The ADRs recorded in patient's documentation as one… CONTINUE READING
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