Association between potentially inappropriate medications from the Beers criteria and the risk of unplanned hospitalization in elderly patients.

@article{Price2014AssociationBP,
  title={Association between potentially inappropriate medications from the Beers criteria and the risk of unplanned hospitalization in elderly patients.},
  author={Sylvie D Price and Cashel D'Arcy James Holman and Frank M. Sanfilippo and Jon D Emery},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={6-16}
}
BACKGROUND Predisposition to adverse drug events with advancing age has led to the development of lists of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) to be avoided in the elderly, such as the Beers Criteria. The prevalence of Beers medications has been studied widely, but it is still unclear whether PIM use is predictive of adverse events in older people. OBJECTIVES To examine potential associations between exposure to PIMs from the general Beers list and unplanned hospitalizations in… CONTINUE READING
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