An Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Based Intervention to Reduce Polypharmacy and Falls in an Ambulatory Rural Elderly Population

@article{Weber2007AnEM,
  title={An Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Based Intervention to Reduce Polypharmacy and Falls in an Ambulatory Rural Elderly Population},
  author={Valerie D Weber and Alan White and MPH Robb McIlvried},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={399-404}
}
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the aging population. Electronic medical record (EMR) systems can identify at-risk patients and enable interventions to decrease risk factors for falls. The objectives of this study were to evaluate an EMR-based intervention to reduce overall medication use, psychoactive medication use, and occurrence of falls in an ambulatory elderly population at risk for falls. Prospective, randomized by clinic site. Six-hundred twenty community… CONTINUE READING