Antipsychotic drug use and risk of pneumonia in elderly people.

  title={Antipsychotic drug use and risk of pneumonia in elderly people.},
  author={Wilma Knol and Rob J van Marum and Paul A. Jansen and Patrick C. Souverein and Alfred F. A. M. Schobben and Antoine C. G. Egberts},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={56 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between antipsychotic drug use and risk of pneumonia in elderly people. DESIGN A nested case-control analysis. SETTING Data were used from the PHARMO database, which collates information from community pharmacies and hospital discharge records. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 22,944 elderly people with at least one antipsychotic prescription; 543 cases of hospital admission for pneumonia were identified. Cases were compared with four randomly selected… CONTINUE READING
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