Are older Western Australians exposed to potentially inappropriate medications according to the Beers Criteria? A 13-year prevalence study.

@article{Price2014AreOW,
  title={Are older Western Australians exposed to potentially inappropriate medications according to the Beers Criteria? A 13-year prevalence study.},
  author={Sylvie D Price and Cashel D'Arcy James Holman and Frank M. Sanfilippo and Jon D Emery},
  journal={Australasian journal on ageing},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          E39-48
        }
}
AIM To examine time trends and factors associated with exposure to potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) by the Beers Criteria. METHODS PIM consumption days accumulated from the pharmaceutical claims of 251 305 Western Australians aged ≥65 years (1993-2005) and person follow-up times produced counts/rates. Logistic/Poisson regression generated odds/rate ratios. RESULTS A total of 187 616 participants (74.7%) took ≥1 PIM (1993-2005), the cohort consuming 109 415 PIM daily doses/1000… CONTINUE READING
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