Associations between polypharmacy and treatment intensity for hypertension and diabetes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home patients in British Columbia, Canada

@inproceedings{McCracken2017AssociationsBP,
  title={Associations between polypharmacy and treatment intensity for hypertension and diabetes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home patients in British Columbia, Canada},
  author={Rita McCracken and James P. McCormack and Margaret J McGregor and Sabrina T Wong and Scott Garrison},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES Describe nursing home polypharmacy prevalence in the context of prescribing for diabetes and hypertension and determine possible associations between lower surrogate markers for treated hypertension and diabetes (overtreatment) and polypharmacy. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING 6 nursing homes in British Columbia, Canada. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING