Assessment of inappropriate drug prescription in older people through a screening tool

@inproceedings{Calvente2012AssessmentOI,
  title={Assessment of inappropriate drug prescription in older people through a screening tool},
  author={A Camacho Calvente and Rm Par{\'e}s Marimon and J. Serrais Benavente and D Ferrandez Marti and R Sala Robinat and C Campabadal Prats and A Perell{\'o} Junc{\`a}},
  year={2012}
}
Background Comorbidity and polypharmacy in conjunction with physiological changes in older people contribute to the well-documented problem of inappropriate drug prescription, a risk associated with an age group. Purpose To find out to what extent drug prescribing is modified in older patients by using a systems-defined medicine review tool: potential drug-related problems (DRPs) and START (Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment)/STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Person9s Prescriptions… CONTINUE READING

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